ESPN draft analyst ranks Peppers and McDowell 4-5

The Detroit News
Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers is ranked No. 4 as NFL draft prospect by ESPN’s Todd McShay.

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay is impressed with Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers and Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell.

In his latest ranking of the top 25 NFL draft prospects, McShay has Peppers fourth and McDowell fifth.

Of Peppers, McShay says: “Peppers continues to impress with a versatile skill set and rare playmaking ability. Peppers is an elite athlete, and his potential is off the charts.”

Of McDowell, McShay says: “You have to watch the film to truly appreciate McDowell. He gives really good effort, despite facing what seems like constant double teams.”

No. 1 on McShay’s list is LSU running back Leonard Fournette.

Defensive tackle Malik McDowell is ranked at No. 5 as an NFL draft prospect by Todd McShay.