Drevno on Peppers, Lewis, Notable Frosh

Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno discusses Jabrill Peppers and Jourdan Lewis playing on offense, plus notable freshman who are standing out thus far.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers is always welcomed to play on offense, says offensive coordinator Tim Drevno, he just hasn’t played much offense this fall camp.

“I’m trying to get him over more,” Drevno said of Peppers, jokingly adding: “Can you talk to coach (Jim) Harbaugh for me?”

However, there may be something in the works for Peppers, Drevno hinted. 

“We always got something, Jabrill is an unbelievable football player, he can do a lot of different things,” Drevno said. “We would love to have him on offense. But as we closer here, and start to work towards the opener, we’ll start to put things together.”

 All American cornerback, Jourdan Lewis, has openly campaigned for wide receiver reps this season, but has yet to see practice time on offense, says Drevno.

“We have not seen him,” Drevno said of Lewis. “We would love to see him. We would love to see him offensively, that’s a fact. We are just working through something’s right now and we’ll get to that.”

Drevno mentioned Eddie McDoom, Kekoa Crawford and Nate Johnson as notable freshman wide receiver’s who are standing out so far in practice.

“They’ve all brought something to the table, when we recruited them we knew something about them,” Drevno said. “And they’ve all done a really, really nice job. They rage off the football with their routes, their route position, just all those things, their talent and skill-set, there is some suddenness out there, which is really nice to see.”

Adding: “We’re working them every different spot,” he said. “We’ve kind of put them in there and see where they fit.”

Chris Evans impact continues to be named among notable freshman this fall camp.

On Monday, that trend continued, with offensive coordinator Tim Drevno noting that Evans’ play has been “outstanding” so far, further explaining why the 5-foot-11, 200-pounder is excelling in camp.

“He’s got really good instincts in terms of see a hole and being able to make a cut, feeling the field and really letting the play express itself, and then taking the running lane” Drevno said of Evans. Michigan plays its opener on Sept. 3 against Hawaii.


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