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Michigan linebackers coach Chris Partridge compares Khaleke Hudson to Jabrill Peppers

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Could Khaleke Hudson be the next Jabrill Peppers?

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During Michigan football’s media day, Maize n Brew caught up with linebackers and special teams coach Chris Partridge. Believe it or not, Partridge compared some of Khaleke Hudson’s attributes to Jabrill Peppers.

“I don’t think that’s fair to compare anyone [to Jabrill Peppers],” Partridge said. “They’re rooming together in camp, if that answers your question.

“They’re not exact replicas of each other, but they are kids who have the same type of attributes. Khaleke [Hudson] had a tremendous summer and is going to be starting at safety. He will do some and will be looked at to contribute.”

Hudson was a three-star prospect coming out of McKeesport High School in Pennsylvania. He committed to play for the Wolverines on January 27, 2016.

Last season, Peppers made 45 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss and deflected 10 passes. He ran 18 times for two touchdowns, had eight receptions, eight kick returns and 17 punt returns.

Hudson, like Peppers, is an athlete. He is capable of playing defensive back, linebacker and even running back. It would only make sense that the Wolverines develop Hudson into the next great two-way player in Ann Arbor.