Cleveland Browns: Dorsey Mistake No. 2 – Jabrill Peppers Trade
One of the worst trades in the NFL over the last five seasons would be the Odell Beckham trade. Not only did the Browns get a receiver who didn’t want to be there, but they also gave up Jabrill Peppers who was really starting to be a good player.
The safety came from college with an unclear position. He played everywhere on offense and defense at Michigan, and it wasn’t clear if he was a linebacker or a safety. However, after a year of learning, Peppers found his home at safety.
Not only was he good in coverage, but he was also a fantastic run defender who wasn’t afraid to come down in the box and lay a big hit on a running back.
Injuries set him back in 2021, but he had his best season as a pro in 2020 with the New York Giants. He had 91 tackles, two and a half sacks, and an interception. Peppers who is now out of his rookie deal will have an opportunity to become a free agent.
Peppers will draw some interest, but there are a handful of other guys in the class that are better players than him. The Browns who continue to utilize the three-safety look could have an interest in bringing him back.
With a guy like Peppers who has some size to him, you could see a scenario where he just becomes your third linebacker in certain scenarios. Peppers may be turned off by the idea of not playing every single snap, but it would be a great fit for his skillset.