ESPN’s Mel Kiper has Peppers as the No. 9 prospect in the 2017 NFL class.
While only a redshirt sophomore, Peppers could leave after just one more season in Ann Arbor. WalterFootball has the safety/linebacker as the No. 8 pick in next year’s NFL Draft. The Oakland Raiders selected West Virginia safety Karl Joseph at No. 14 in this year’s draft.