One of the best defenders in Michigan’s history had high praise for a current player whose well on his way to becoming a Wolverine legend.

On Wednesday, former Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson spoke highly of Jabrill Peppers and compared him to a current NFL star known for his versatility, Tyrann Mathieu. Here’s what Woodson had to say in an interview with Sporting News:

I see him really in the mode of ‘Honey Badger.’ He’s a guy who you’re going to be able  to pretty much put him anywhere.

I’ve watched him play a couple of times and he has a knack for it. He doesn’t hesitate. He goes and makes the play. I think at the next level he’ll be very comparable to ‘Honey Badger.’

Peppers is currently Michigan’s second-leading tackler with 39 stops. He also leads the team with tackles for loss (10) and has 2.5 sacks on the year. Because of his athleticism and versatility, Peppers has also seen action on the offensive side of the football.

Comparing Peppers to Mathieu is a pretty high complement. But I’m sure Peppers is wanting to be the second defender in Michigan history to bring home that Heisman Trophy.

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