Jabrill Peppers living up to first-round billing in second season with Patriots

FOXBORO — The season Jabrill Peppers is having with the Patriots is an ideal instance of why Bill Belichick likes to roll the cube on one-time excessive draft picks.

There is — typically — potential to be untapped in a former high prospect, and that appears to be precisely what Belichick has performed with Peppers.

But the 2017 first-round decide deserves many of the credit score for the way he’s turned his profession round since tearing his ACL in 2021. And it in all probability helps that Peppers is his youthful self’s personal worst critic.