Browns look north, select Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers

Cleveland opted to go defense twice in the first round, selecting Peppers to go with first overall pick Myles Garrett. PFF stats look at the player fit.

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Browns look north, select Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers


  • The Cleveland Browns selected Jabrill Peppers with its second first-round pick in the NFL draft Thursday.
  • Peppers brings position flexibility: In 2016, he lined up as a free safety 67 times, as a box safety 452 times, and as a cornerback 236 times.
  • Peppers led all draft-eligible non-kickers and punters in terms of special-teams grade in 2016.
  • Peppers’ 5.9 run-stop percentage in 2016 ranked seventh among 109 qualified draft-eligible safeties.
  • Peppers 10.7 tackle efficiency rating (the number of attempted tackles made per each missed tackle) ranked 20th among 119 qualified draft-eligible safeties this season. Peppers was an especially sure tackler in coverage, missing just one tackle on 18 attempts.

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