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Marcus Peters | Cornerback

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

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Washington defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski told the Seattle Times that allegations of former junior CB Marcus Peters choking a coach were "bull****."
The allegations were made in both the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and NFL.com. "It’s bull****," UW defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski said. "We had our issues with Marcus, but there was never any physical altercation. Not with this staff." Peters was suspended for one game after he was seen throwing his helmet and gloves and arguing with Washington assistants during a win against Eastern Washington in September. Up until his dismissal, we also heard reports of further verbal altercations with the coaching staff, as well as a skipped practice. Kwiatkowski's quote is ultimately good news for Peters, but he still has plenty of questions to answer. Dec 21 - 12:29 AM

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An NFC East scout said former Washington junior CB Marcus Peters is the "best cover corner prospect I've seen in the last 14 years."

Fourteen years ago, Champ Bailey, the 12-time Pro Bowler, entered the NFL, so that should tell you how good this scout believes Peters is. While nobody questions Peters' on-field ability, some teams may not want to bother with him. An NFL scout recently revealed Peters attempted to strangle a coach on the sidelines prior to getting booted off the team. "Try selling that to your head coach," the scout said. It was announced earlier this week that Peters will enter the draft. It's essential that he ace his pre-draft interviews.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 17 - 10:41 PM

Former Washington junior CB Marcus Peters will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to Rand Getlin.

This conclusion is absolutely expected after Peters was dismissed from Washington a few months back. Details of that event surfaced recently, as one NFL scout revealed Peters attempted to strangle a coach on the sidelines, which led to his first suspension. "Then they let him back on the team and he did it all over again," the scout said. From a talent perspective, Peters might be the best corner in this class. It remains to be seen if he is drafted, however.
Dec 16 - 1:53 PM

One NFL scout revealed to Bob McGinn that former Washington junior CB Marcus Peters "tried to strangle a coach on the sidelines."

This led to Peters' first suspension. "Then they let him back on the team and he did it all over again," the scout said of Peters. "Try selling that to your head coach." We have seen numerous prospects enter the NFL with "character concerns." This makes Peters' potential draft slot impossible to project despite the obvious talent he offers.
Dec 9 - 12:33 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that the "flow of information" on Washington junior CB Marcus Peters "has gone from bad to worse."

"The issues which led to his dismissal from the Washington football program are well documented but several area scouts say it’s just the tip of the iceberg," Pauline wrote. Peters, of course, was dismissed from the Huskies last month after a series of run-ins with the coaching staff. Peters is arguably the most talented CB prospect in the class, but his behavior will prompt deep investigations this winter. Former NFL scout John Middlekauff tweeted last month that teams were already removing him from their boards.
Dec 1 - 8:40 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that NFL teams will be looking to see if Washington junior CB Marcus Peters' "issues" are isolated to this season.

Peters was dismissed from the team last week after a series of run-ins with the coaching staff. Peters is perhaps the most talented prospect at his position and teams are going to be doing some deep investigations this winter. Pauline noted that scouts have told him, "the answer could come from former Husky coach Steve Sarkisian, now at USC. If Peters issues are isolated to this season teams believe it won’t hurt him all that much. But if information is received his emotional antics have been a long term issue which were never spoken about by the former coaching staff, Peters will drop."
Nov 10 - 4:39 PM

Former NFL scout John Middlekauff tweeted he recently spoke with three teams who said they will not have dismissed Washington junior CB Marcus Peters on their draft board.

Peters was dismissed over multiple conflicts with the coaching staff, both during games and at practice. Scouting departments always have close relationships with coaching staffs, especially a veteran like Chris Petersen. Even though teams have yet to interview Peters, the information they receive from those close to the program usually takes precedent. Peters will be drafted, but the question is how early.
Nov 7 - 10:46 AM

Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters has been dismissed from the team, according to Dave Mahler and Adam Jude.

Peters was suspended for the Illinois game due to a sideline tirade after he was benched for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Perhaps the most talented draft-eligible prospect at his position, Peters will have to now answer even more questions about his time with the Huskies but is absolutely NFL bound. Beat writer Adam Jude reports the corner "got into an argument with an assistant coach during practice Wednesday, a source said, apparently the final straw in a series of run-ins with Washington’s new coaching staff." This was after having another argument with coaches during the Colorado and after missing practice on Tuesday. Washington faces UCLA on Saturday. Peters is the ninth player Chris Petersen has dismissed or suspended since taking over in February.
Nov 6 - 10:11 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. writes that while he loves Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters' potential, "coachability will be something to watch."

Peters was suspended for one game earlier this season after throwing a tantrum on the sideline. Despite the misstep, Kiper still ranks Peters as his number one corner on the board, saying, "[He is] a very good athlete with good size for the position and top-of-the-charts ball skills" and that "Peters has developed into arguably the top cornerback in the Pac-12." Earlier this season, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler agreed with Kiper's assessment, both regarding his on-field talent and off-field concern. Brugler wrote that "Peters needs to walk that fine line and show he's coachable for the next level and respond in the right ways through adversity." The 6-foot, 190-pound junior has picked off three passes this season and could be the first corner drafted if he plays nice.
Oct 29 - 7:10 PM

Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters "won his share" against Arizona State on Saturday, wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Peters was matched up against star ASU receiver Jaelen Strong. "He baited ASU quarterback Taylor Kelly into a similar throw moments later and broke ahead of Strong, very nearly intercepting the 12th pass of his three-year career," Rang wrote. "Peters helped limit Strong to just three grabs for 55 yards despite the fact that he was targeted eight times. To put that in perspective, Strong had averaged nine catches for 125 yards in four previous Pac-12 contests." Peters will reportedly bolt for the NFL early after this season.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 27 - 12:00 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters "has the ability to be the first cornerback drafted with his size, length, reaction time and ballskills."

While the analyst loves what he sees on the field from the Huskies' star corner, he hasn't loved what he's seen off of it. "Obviously it's not a good sign when players get into arguments with coaches, especially on the sideline mid-game, but there is a fine line between attitude and intensity," Brugler said. "Peters needs to walk that fine line and show he's coachable for the next level and will respond in he right ways through adversity. Scouts and NFL teams listen to what coaches say and if a player doesn't receive a glowing report from coaches, that's a bright red flag. Now I'm not saying Petersen and his coaches won't give NFL teams a great reference of Peters, but it's something every team will ask on their trips to Seattle."
Source: 247 Sports
Oct 17 - 7:16 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters is "the best CB prospect" he's seen in college football this season.

"The best CB prospect I've seen in CFB this season? Washington's Marcus Peters. Top-10 seems realistic for his skill-set," Brugler tweeted. The 5-foot-11, 194-pound Peters has three picks in his last three games, which could explain the steam behind his recent stock surge.
Oct 8 - 2:26 PM

A Pac-12 head coach said Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters reminds him of Seahawks star Richard Sherman "in terms of size, length and ball skills."

The coach added that Peters is in competition with Oregon's Ifo Ekpre-Olomu for the designation of best CB in the Pac-12. "Peters is an intriguing prospect, but that's some tremendous praise from the Pac-12 coach," NFL.com's trio of Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis wrote. "Ekpre-Olomu is still regarded by many as the top defensive back in all of college football, not just the best corner in the Pac-12. As for the Sherman comparison, Peters might play big, but at 6-feet and 190 pounds, he can't quite match Sherman's size (6-3, 195)." Peters has three picks in his last two games, which perhaps explains the steam behind his recent stock surge. He "has the natural tools to be a top-15 NFL Draft pick," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote last week.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 2 - 1:38 AM

Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters had an interception in Saturday's win against Stanford.

He now has three picks in his last two games (he was suspended the game before that, against Illinois). Peters earned a preseason Round 2 grade from TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, and CBS Sports' Rob Rang called him a potential first-rounder. Peters "has the natural tools to be a top-15 NFL Draft pick," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote last week.
Sep 28 - 9:55 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters "has the natural tools to be a top-15 NFL Draft pick."

"With his size, length and athleticism, Peters has the natural tools to be a top-15 NFL Draft pick," Brugler wrote. The Huskies prospect was suspended for the Illinois game, after he was involved in a sideline tirade with assistant coaches and was benched for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. In his first game back from suspension, Peters made an impact against Georgia State recording two interceptions.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 25 - 2:14 PM