PFF Mock Draft: 3 Wolverines Drafted in Rd 1

Submitted by jmgoblue83 on February 21st, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Pro Football Focus has Jourdan Lewis, Taco Charlton, and Jabrill Peppers all being drafted in round one. 

Pick #27 to the Chiefs - Jourdan Lewis

Pick #28 to the Cowboys - Taco Charlton

Pick #32 to the Patriots - Jabrill Peppers

Most of the mock drafts that I've seen had Lewis going in the 2nd or 3rd round due to his size.  If he lasts till the 3rd, that team is getting a bargain with his press coverage skills.…



February 21st, 2017 at 3:24 PM ^

From recent articles I think M gets one in the first round, and I think that is Taco.

The NFL is very slow to change from an idea stand point. Meaning Lewis is to small and Pep doesn't have a natural position.

Only a few coaches in the entire country (Both NFL and college) are imaginative enough to not pigeon hole players into predetrmined positons... We have one of those coaches on our sideline now!

Taco to the Lions.

Pep, Lewis and Wormley in the 2nd.

Jake Butt a steal in the 4th (injury).



February 21st, 2017 at 3:29 PM ^

Peppers absolutely will not get out of the first round. Even if 31 teams pass on him, as long as the Pats have the 32nd pick he is going to NE. He does have a natural position, which is strong safety. For the Pats he would replace Pat Chung.


I still think he will go higher than this. I don't think the Seahawks pass on him, but if he has a great combine I think the Ravens would like to take him as well. John knows how great of a team asset Jabrill is. 


I think the O/U for Wolverines in round 1 is 2.5. Taco is a guarantee and, to me, so is Jabrill. Then it probably depends on how many CBs go early for JD to sneak into the first round to a team like KC or the Pats, or if the Redskins like Wormley as much as they were showing a couple weeks ago and multiple DTs go before their pick at 17.


February 21st, 2017 at 3:48 PM ^

I want this to be true. I am not sure it will be, however, as Peppers does not have an extensive tape as a safety. Teams will draft based on potential if they like what they see and have little risk however that will have to be teams in the latter third of the first round.

Personally, I would look at him if I was GM for an NFC East team that has to play the Cowboys  (Zeke, that OL) twice a year and an NFC South team that plays the Panthers. Hell, he may even be an asset to somebody like the Rams, but they have many other holes.


February 21st, 2017 at 3:40 PM ^

If Peppers is not taken in round 1 (and like you I dont see how he wont be) the Browns should have somebody waiting for the place to open up on Friday so they can turn their card in and get him at #33.

That being said it wouldnt surprise me to see somebody willing to deal a future #1 to get that pick.  Having all night to think about who's still available might tempt one of the good teams to trade a future #1 for a the first pick in the second round.

And I'll eat TWO Lemons, without Tequila, if Lewis goes in round one.


February 21st, 2017 at 4:01 PM ^

I give my worthless peronal guarantee on it. But more seriously, there is just no way he falls out of the 1st, and that is not homer talking. I take the over the top praise of Harbaugh and Brown way more seriously than I do many scouts, and the teams that are interested in Peppers will be speaking quite a bit with Harbaugh. Zero chance he falls. 


February 21st, 2017 at 4:02 PM ^

There are mumblings about Packers taking him too. As a Packer fan, I would prefer taking defensive players over a running back (I saw McCaffrey going there but Ty Montgomery should handle that and sign Lacy super cheap if possible, otherwise get a RB in 2nd-5th round). I think Peppers could play the role Woodson did when Packers won the SB and when Woodson won DPOY award (just not as good for first few years).


February 21st, 2017 at 3:49 PM ^

are the exception, not the norm. Even though Jourdan Lewis measurement at SR Bowl was a big win for him since he barely met the minimum threshold.  There are NFL teams who abide by the measurement like height, weight, arm length, hand size, etc. They will disqualify players if they don't meet them all.

Jourdan Lewis won't get a look by Seattle Seahawks because they favor taller CBs with long arms for example.


February 21st, 2017 at 3:28 PM ^

Lewis and Peppers I think w go 2nd round at best!! Butt getting hurt made and forced Peppers to go pro, he should of stayed. The biggest mystery by a UofM player since Warren and Shazor


February 21st, 2017 at 3:41 PM ^

This might be a good set of teams. Especially for Jabril - being able to return punts and kickoffs will get him immediate playing time. He's smart and the Patriots have always kept sharp players who can contribute.


February 21st, 2017 at 3:45 PM ^

My mock draft has 19 Michigan players going in the first round. They are taken with the first 19 picks. Every other team defers their first round pick to 2018, as there are no more Wolverines left to pick... 


February 21st, 2017 at 3:49 PM ^

Would love to see Peppers go to the Patriots for his sake. The know how to use guys as specific skillet weapons. If he goes to a good team towards the end of the round he will be an all star. If he goes to one of the bottom feeders he could be a bust, because he needs a team that knows how to use him.


February 21st, 2017 at 3:56 PM ^

Being picked ahead of Peppers.  Later in the first round, if you don't get the best player at your position of need, you take the best athlete.  Yes I'm biased, but man, how do you let a talent like Peppers pass you by.  I think Taco will be an absolute stud in the NFL.  Can't wait to see all our guys at the next level.