He lined up at receiver and running back as well as all over the defense and joked Saturday if he was a full-time player on offense heading into this draft he would “be an elite prospect.”
But he made it clear in Indianapolis he believes he’s a safety moving forward, mentioning Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas several times this week when asked for a comparison.
“Free or strong. I’m very fast, I’m stronger than the typical DB, tougher than the typical DB, since I played linebacker in the Big Ten at 200 pounds,” Peppers said. “So that’s anywhere from nickel, I can play some corner still. So we’ll see. It’s gonna be a fun process.”
Peppers did have to convince the powers-that-be at the combine to allow him to do position drills with the defensive backs Monday after doing the full slate of on-field work with the linebackers Sunday afternoon.
Peppers said he had done most of his pre-combine work as if he would test with the defensive backs.
Foster got into a heated altercation with a hospital worker on Friday, multiple sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and he was sent home prior to team interviews Friday night and testing Saturday.
A league source said there was a “miscommunication” that allowed the argument between Foster and a hospital worker to escalate.
Foster had been waiting for an extended period of time for what the NFL calls his “pre-exam” when he grew increasingly impatient and began questioning a hospital worker.
The hospital worker did not take kindly to Foster’s words, and eventually the two were face-to-face in a heated exchange.