Jabrill Peppers reportedly recorded quite the 40-yard dash
When Michigan had spring break practices in Bradenton, Fla., Jabrill Peppers won his fair share of sprints against his teammates.
After he won one of them, he yelled something back at Jim Harbaugh.
“Your SAM linebacker’s the fastest guy on the team.”
Peppers had just begun to workout at the position under new defensive coordinator Don Brown. It wasn’t surprising to hear that the former five-star recruit was the fastest player on Michigan’s team. He wanted to show everyone that just because he was moving to linebacker didn’t mean he had lost a step.
After another sprint at Michigan’s practice, Peppers again wanted to show everyone how fast he was:
Clocked in at 4.34 today, shoutout the strength and conditioning staff?? #BigBlizzyBlue
— JP5 (@JabrillPeppers) June 27, 2016
The 4.34 he’s referring to is his 40-yard dash time. A coach timing him at practice isn’t exactly the NFL combine, but it wouldn’t be crazy to think that the 4.34 was legit.
How fast would that be?
Well, the fastest 40 time by a B1G player at the combine this year was Anthony Brown (Purdue) at 4.35. The fastest 40 time by a B1G player ever recorded at the combine was 4.31, which was reached by Trae Waynes (Michigan State) and Justin King (Penn State). Peppers’ 4.34 would’ve been good for a tie for fourth all-time among B1G players.
It remains to be seen whether or not this will be Peppers’ last season in Ann Arbor with him becoming draft-eligible at season’s end.
He certainly isn’t lacking next-level speed.