Jabrill Peppers to go Pro and Leave Michigan
Jabrill Peppers wasn’t able to play for the Wolverines in the Orange Bowl loss, because of a hamstring injury. He won’t be playing another game for Michigan. Peppers has decided to enter the NFL draft and skip his senior season at Michigan. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Heisman Trophy finalist is projected to be a first-round pick in April. Peppers usually played linebacker, one of 15 positions the team says he played last season on defense, offense and special teams. Peppers won the Hornung Award as the nation's most versatile college football player.
"It's one of the hardest things I've ever had to do," Peppers told Sports Illustrated of his decision to turn pro. "I'm choosing between cementing my legacy as a college player and starting my pro legacy. It's something you dream of when you were a kid.
"I was torn between the two."
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is also giving up his final year of eligibility after guiding the Tigers to national championship.