Defensive coordinator James Bettcher suggested Wednesday that Peppers could fill multiple roles this season, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. "Jabrill is a highly ascending player in this league. A guy that has flexibility to play strong safety, he can come down into the box and play some money [hybrid linebacker]."
Peppers was included in the blockbuster trade in March that sent Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns. Though his production lagged during his two seasons in Cleveland, the Giants believe that Peppers' versatility and athleticism should help him stick on the field regardless of the matchup. Special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey envisions Peppers filling a similarly vital role in the third phase of the game, where the Michigan product will likely be a factor on both kickoff and punt returns.