Jabrill Peppers played all over the field for Michigan last season - 15 positions, to be exact.

Although his versatility garnered national attention as one of the top players in America, it also led to criticism that he was unable to solidify a natural position at the next level.

That is no longer a concern for Peppers, who was drafted No. 25 overall by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night. Peppers believes he's a true safety and will get a chance to prove it after being picked by the Browns, who had the 25th pick after trading down from the 12th spot.

"I've never had the opportunity to play in the defensive backfield," Peppers, who played a linebacker/safety hybrid spot for Michigan last season, said during a conference call late Thursday night. "Now that I'm going to get the opportunity there, I'm going to show these guys what I can do. I'm excited to show what I can do. I definitely think the defensive backfield is where I belong."