It is no secret Giants GM Dave Gettleman thinks highly of safety Jabrill Peppers. It is part of the reason he followed through on the trade that sent Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns.
At least one of Peppers' former teammates in Cleveland seems to share the same sentiment as Gettleman.
Browns tight end David Njoku, who was conducting a football camp in Cedar Grove, NJ on Saturday, is excited for what Peppers can bring to the Giants.
"Jabrill and I are very close," Njoku said, per NJ.com. "He's a tremendous athlete. All-time state and track runner, was a crazy football player. I'm really excited for what the Giants have. He's a special player."
Peppers, 23, had not quite lived up to expectations in his first two seasons in Cleveland. He had an interception each season and has eight total pass deflections and 136 tackles in two seasons.
Peppers is also tasked with replacing Landon Collins, whom the Giants let walk in free agency.
Yet he is not worried about who he is replacing or how he got to the Giants.
"Even before the trade, I was saying that I have to pick up the play, it's year three," Peppers said in June at Giants mini camp. "You definitely gotta pick up the play to be at the level I know I need to play at, and this organization needs me to play at. Regardless how I got here, I'm here, and I'm ready to play my best ball, work as hard as I can and help this organization win ball games on Sundays."