Jabrill Peppers could be easily ranked as an athlete recruit, but I like the fact that ESPN ranked him as a cornerback, and best in the group at that.
He's actually ranked as the No. 2 overall player, which is a huge vote of confidence for him, and I agree with ESPN. He has star potential.
Peppers checks in 6'1'', 205 pounds, and he could probably be a very good running back at the college level. 247Sports has him down for running a 4.50 40, and much like Fournette earlier, he's big and powerful enough to run defenders over, but he can also be good in open space.
He could be a good running back, but he projects to be an even better cornerback.
At his size, he can compete with the best receivers in the nation. He'll be able to jam them at the line and throw them off their routes, but he's also quick and athletic enough to flip his hips, turn, run and make a play on the ball. He'll also be strong enough to set the edge against the run, and he's a sure tackler.
Peppers has the potential to be a shutdown cornerback, and he deserves the lofty rankings ESPN gave him.