New York Giants News, 7/3 – Jabrill Peppers the new Landon Collins

Alexander Wilson
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Jun 4, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants free safety Jabrill Peppers answers questions from media during mini camp at Quest Diagnostic Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!

While comparing Jabrill Peppers to Landon Collis might be a stretch at this point, I’m actually quite confident that the Giants’ new acquisition can be even better than the Redskin.

Peppers, who was heavily misused with the Cleveland Browns, will act as a dynamic and “Swiss Army Knife” style of player. Utilizing him in coverage and at the line of scrimmage will be just two ways defensive coordinator James Bettcher puts his new toy to work.

The college standout started his NFL career playing free safety for the Browns, an unnatural position for him that saw him rank near the bottom of the league at the position. This, however, is good for the Giants, because it only added to his skillset and gives him more diversity on defense.

I anticipate Bettcher baiting the offense with him sneaking up to the line of scrimmage and then backing off into coverage. I’m mostly excited about Peppers because not only can he play in the box and free safety, but he can also cover in the slot and lock down opposing tight ends.

Tight ends have been the bane of the Giants existence with Collins in coverage, something that’s bound to change with Jabrill taking over.


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