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Marcus Peters | Cornerback

Team: Washington Huskies
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 194

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Chiefs selected Washington CB Marcus Peters with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Peters (6'0/197) made 22 starts at UW, tallying 11 career INTs with 9.5 tackles for loss and three fumble recoveries. Similar to Ravens CB Jimmy Smith, Peters is a talented press-man corner with myriad off-field concerns after getting kicked off the Huskies' team for clashing with coaches. Peters' workout numbers also underwhelmed, running 4.53 with a 37-inch vertical and 10-foot-1 broad jump. Peters offers elite ball skills and size, but isn't a top-end athlete and has obvious attitude concerns. He's a boom-or-bust prospect. Apr 30 - 10:07 PM

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An anonymous NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Washington's coaching staff relayed that CB Marcus Peters was "talented, immature, headstrong, not a team guy and mouthy on and off the field."

The scout ended up giving Peters a third-round grade, acknowledging his talent but saying he was so too inconsistent on the field and volatile off it. "He's an interesting fellow," said another scout. "He plays well so somebody will take him because of that. He didn't run quite as fast as you wish he did. Whether anybody takes him in the first round is suspect." Peters scored 13 on the Wonderlic. "He's not talented enough to where he's a top-10 pick and you say, 'I'll take the issues and deal with him,'" a third scout said. "He lived with Marshawn Lynch. This is a guy ...I don't think anything has ever been his fault. Guess what? People that think that way usually have more issues."
Apr 30 - 4:35 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein writes that Washington CB Marcus Peters "has tremendous cover ability and potential, but the tape shows a player that is inconsistent with on-field discipline and willingness to play inside the structure of the defense."

"Peters has great size and aggressiveness, but he didn't always play like a first-rounder in 2014, and then there's that whole 'kicked off the team' thing that cannot be overlooked," Zierlein wrote. "He has the talent, but Peters has to harness his emotions and prove that he is coachable or he'll get torched on the pro level." NFL Media colleague Mike Mayock recently wrote that he expects Peters to slide due to character concerns -- but not by much. Mayock believes Peters would have been a top 15-18 pick without those issues, but should be taken between picks 20-32 even with them.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 28 - 1:27 AM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock expects Washington CB Marcus Peters to slide, but not by much, due to character concerns.

The analyst indicated that Peters would have been a top 15-18 pick without those issues, but should be taken between picks 20-32 even with them. This sounds about right to us. In a competition for Round 1 positioning with Trae Waynes, Kevin Johnson and Byron Jones, character concerns may have dropped him a peg or two, but a pass-happy league can't allow a corner as talented as Peters to slide out of Day 1.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 26 - 4:40 PM

NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reports that Washington CB Marcus Peters is visiting with the New York Jets on Tuesday.

The Jets were busy during free agency, signing cornerbacks Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine. With the Jets holding on to the No.6 pick, they could always move back in the draft, if Peters was there true target. If they were to groom Peters under a veteran group that they have in place, Peters could be worked in slowly, while he learns from the best to do it.
Apr 21 - 2:01 PM

NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reports that Washington CB Marcus Peters worked out for the Falcons on Wednesday, and will visit with Raiders next.

Peters has been busy the last couple of days, as he visited with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, had his Wednesday workout with the Falcons, and will take a trip back to his hometown to visit to the Oakland Raiders. With character concerns putting a dent in his draft stock, some interested teams are hoping the first-round-talent could slide to the second round.
Apr 15 - 3:46 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that Washington CB Marcus Peters has visited with the Saints, Texans, and will visit with the 49ers next.

Cornerback-needy teams have been doing their due diligence on the Washington prospect as of late, as Peters has already met with more than half of the teams in the NFL. The 6-foot, 198-pound Peters may be too hard to pass on, in the back end of the first round.
Apr 13 - 2:42 PM

Washington CB Marcus Peters is visiting the Steelers on Thursday, according to Bob Labriola.

The Steelers are almost certainly selecting defensive prospects in round one and two, and Peters would fill a need at corner. He is listed among four potential first round picks at the position along with Trae Waynes, Kevin Johnson and Byron Jones.
Apr 9 - 12:12 PM

Per the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, Washington CB Marcus Peters visited the Ravens.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome revealed the news in a Wednesday presser. Peters also met with the Ravens at the scouting combine. The prospect was booted off Washington last season after repeated clashes with coaches. "Everybody wants to know the character," Peters said. "Am I a hot head? Which is false. I've made some immature decisions. I'll learn from it and grow as a man." The 6-foot, 198-pounder has a different take on his dismissal. "Just miscommunication," Peters said. "Mostly on my behalf." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported recently that the Ravens hope Peters will drop to them at No. 26.
Apr 8 - 2:53 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that the Baltimore Ravens hope Washington CB Marcus Peters will drop to them at the end of Round 1.

Props to ESPN's Mel Kiper, who pegged the fit last month but expressed skepticism that will be available at No. 26. Peters "is as talented as any cornerback in this class and just needs to be in the right program to flourish ... he'll get that in Baltimore," Kiper wrote. "If he's there, it's an easy call." Peters, who has met with or visited 16 or 17 NFL teams, had dinner with the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints last week and "met extensively with the Cleveland Browns," according to Pauline.
Apr 7 - 9:04 PM

CBS Sports expects the Patriots to choose either a CB or DT at No. 32 overall, and analyst Frank Cooney suggests that Washington CB Marcus Peters is a perfect fit.

New England lost a pair of starting cornerbacks this offseason when Darrelle Revis signed with the Jets and Brandon Browner signed with the Saints. "Peters, who was dismissed from Washington in November after several run-ins with the coaches, has the natural talent to be an impact starter from Day 1 and New England isn't afraid to take risks," Cooney wrote. Dane Brugler mocks Ronald Darby (Florida State) to New England at No. 32. Colleagues Pete Prisco (Carl Davis, DT, Iowa) and Rob Rang (Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State) both have the Patriots seeking interior help in the first round.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 6 - 6:46 PM

Washington CB Marcus Peters met with the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints last week.

Peters has met with or visited 16 or 17 NFL teams, depending on the source you trust. Either way, it speaks to Peters' talent that half the league wants to speak with him after he was booted off his college team for clashing with coaches. Peters elected to stand on his combine numbers at the school's pro day last week.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 6 - 12:21 AM

Washington CB Marcus Peters' "pro day workout was exceptional," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The stud defender impressed scouts by "demonstrating the fluidity and ball-skills that makes him the most gifted cornerback in an underrated positional group this year," Brugler wrote. The analyst passed along that a source close to Peters said the prospect has 16 private workouts or team visits scheduled before the draft. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported 17 official visits have been booked for Peters. Either way, Mr. Peters is a popular man right now indeed.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 3 - 8:10 PM

Washington CB Marcus Peters had dinner with the Jets Wednesday night, and had dinner with the Saints and "met extensively" with the Browns on Thursday, according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

It seems as if teams are starting to do their due diligence, and checking into the background of the talented Washington prospect first hand. The cover cornerback has the ideal size and ball skills teams are looking for, and has 17 official visits scheduled. Pauline notes that Peters was "was fast, fluid and smooth" at his pro day, while "his backpedal, which has been questioned by some, was quick as was his transition."
Apr 3 - 4:15 PM

Washington CB Marcus Peters "is as talented as any cornerback in this class and just needs to be in the right program to flourish ... he'll get that in Baltimore," wrote ESPN's Mel Kiper.

As you can probably tell, Kiper sees a natural fit between this troubled prospect and the Ravens, who desperately need to fortify the secondary. "Possible, but he could be gone by No. 26," Kiper wrote on the probability of such a marriage. "If he's there, it's an easy call." We recently found out that Peters will visit the Vikings, another team in the market for a CB, prior to the draft.
Mar 31 - 8:39 PM