Jabrill Peppers
Jabrill Peppers
23-Year-Old SafetyS
New York Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Acquired in the Odell Beckham trade, Peppers should slot as the Giants' starting strong safety right away, though in defensive coordinator James Bettcher's scheme, there's not a major distinction between the free and strong safety spots. In any event, expect the athletic Peppers - 5-11, 213, 4.46 40, 128-inch broad jump - to log a heavy snap count and vie for the team lead in tackles. He'll also see time returning kicks and punts. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $10.34 million contract with the Browns in July of 2017. Traded to the Giants in March of 2019.
Impressing coaching staff early
SNew York Giants
May 8, 2019
Defensive coordinator James Bettcher suggested Wednesday that Peppers could fill multiple roles this season, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. "Jabrill is a highly ascending player in this league. A guy that has flexibility to play strong safety, he can come down into the box and play some money [hybrid linebacker]."
ANALYSIS
Peppers was included in the blockbuster trade in March that sent Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns. Though his production lagged during his two seasons in Cleveland, the Giants believe that Peppers' versatility and athleticism should help him stick on the field regardless of the matchup. Special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey envisions Peppers filling a similarly vital role in the third phase of the game, where the Michigan product will likely be a factor on both kickoff and punt returns.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jabrill Peppers' measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
213 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.46 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
128 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
30.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Peppers, drafted 25th overall in the 2017 draft, had an up and down rookie campaign. The strong safety faced a lot of criticism for how deep he played, something he's aiming to improve on in 2018. In thirteen games, Peppers, who logged 57 tackles, broke up three passes and intercepted one in 13 games, while being used as the team's primary punt returner. With Derrick Kindred and Damarious Randall now in the fold, Peppers may not draw too many starts, but he should still play a substantial role in Cleveland's defense.
A standout at Michigan, Peppers was selected with the Browns 25th overall pick, giving Cleveland a player capable of wreaking havoc all over the field, from linebacker to safety. It's expected the rookie will line up at safety this season, but covering faster, stronger wideouts could leave Peppers with a steep learning curve to begin the year. To top it off, Peppers' draft stock suffered after he submitted an overly-diluted drug test sample at the combine, raising a red flag for many teams. However, there's no doubting Peppers is a freak athlete, one of the best in his class, but whether he makes an instant impact this season remains to be seen.
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Packaged in deal for OBJ
SNew York Giants
March 12, 2019
The Browns traded Peppers to the Giants along with a 2019 first-round pick and a 2019 third-round pick in exchange for Odell Beckham on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Active Week 16
SCleveland Browns
December 23, 2018
Peppers (neck) is active Sunday against the Bengals.
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Receives questionable tag
SCleveland Browns
Neck
December 21, 2018
Peppers (neck) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Absent from practice
SCleveland Browns
Neck
December 20, 2018
Peppers (neck) did not practice Thursday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
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Records first sack and interception
SCleveland Browns
December 17, 2018
Peppers had six solo tackles, an interception and a sack in Saturday's win over the Broncos.
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