As the football world continues to try to process the New York Giants trading superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns, it can’t be lost in the sauce that the G-Men got themselves an interesting and talented player in return with safety Jabrill Peppers.

Big Blue landed Peppers in the deal that sent Beckham Jr. to Cleveland, as well as the Browns’ No. 17 overall pick and the team’s second third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

While stunning, the move secures a huge area of need on defense for Big Blue and nets general manager Dave Gettleman two more picks to work with in the upcoming draft.

A closer look at Peppers shows why Giants fans should be excited about the newest member of Big Blue.

Being acquired by the Giants means Peppers will be enjoying a homecoming. A native of East Orange, New Jersey, Peppers went to Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, and later Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus.

Peppers went on to win state titles in each of his four years in high school and also broke records and dominated events as a track athlete. He was the definition of a winner in high school.

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