September 29th, 2013 at 11:04 PM ^

Impressive hit.  Gonna be fun to watch him here!  Also, I'm not sure you can embed vines. At least not by using their built in embed process because it uses an iFrame and I'm not sure those are supported.  

After some fenangling I think I got it:

True Blue Grit

September 30th, 2013 at 1:03 PM ^

will definitely have the bigger impact early on.  As you say, Hand can easily dominate at the H.S. level because of his huge physical advantage against most other kids.  In college, he will be up against lots of  bigger and possibly stronger guys from the get go.  Peppers on the other hand is already physically more gifted than most college players.   Plus, it's just easier for offensive players to make a big impact early than on defense.  And Peppers will almost surely be used on selected offensive plays in year 1.  It'll still take him some time to learn college defense though.


September 30th, 2013 at 1:17 AM ^

He would be the most explosive player on the roster this year. Either RB or WR...he needs to be entrenched in the offensive game plan from Day one. We need play makers badly and this kid is a pure difference maker with the ball in his hand. I really hope we dont camo him out solely on defense....major disservice if we do.

True Blue Grit

September 30th, 2013 at 1:09 PM ^

I'd take a Charles Woodson II in a heartbeat.  Having such a disruptive player on the defense gives us a game-changing advantage.  He WILL get some pick-6's and cause fumbles on plays, including some devastating corner blitzes.  That being said, I do agree that Michigan needs to get him involved on the offensive side of the ball somehow too, or maybe even punt returns.  


September 30th, 2013 at 5:47 PM ^

I think the thing that worries me about hand is the competition he plays against. From my understanding it's nothing to write home about, so does that make him look like superman?


I dumped the Dope

September 30th, 2013 at 8:05 PM ^

The dream for me would be for Peppers to enroll early, get involved in spring ball (i.e. playbook, system, etc) and a whole summer of weight training.  I think if you add that all up, he's going to be an impressive athlete to watch at Stadium and Main out of the gate next fall.

The worry for me is he's confined to defense.  I think his HS coach said something to the effect of "give him 5 touches on offense a game".    Seems like he'd be a perfect complement to what Norfleet is doing with jet sweeps/reverse/double reverse except at 6' x 210.  Put Fleet and Peppers on kickoff "safe" alternative for the other team other than to launch it into the first row of seats behind the endzone!