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Marcus Peters | Cornerback

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

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TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline is "high" on Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters.
Peters earned a preseason Round 2 grade from Pauline, which means others are higher -- CBS Sports' Rob Rang called Peters a potential first-rounder earlier this summer. "I’m high on Peters and believe with a good season and solid pre-draft forty times the junior could end up in the first round (assuming he enters)," Pauline wrote. "He’s physical, instinctive and possesses tremendous ball skills." The 5-foot-11, 193-pound Peters broke out to earn Second Team All-Pac-12 honors last season with 55 tackles, 14 pass break ups and five interceptions. He has a great frame, good speed and athleticism, sound technique, and an aggressive game. Jul 28 - 12:41 AM

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Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters earned a preseason Round 2 grade from TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Last month, CBS Sports' Rob Rang was a bit more optimistic, calling Peters a potential first-rounder. The 5-foot-11, 193-pound Peters broke out to earn Second Team All-Pac-12 honors last season with 55 tackles, 14 pass break ups and five interceptions. He has a great frame, good speed and athleticism, sound technique, and an aggressive game.
Jul 12 - 9:05 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang calls Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters "physical, aggressive and athletic."

Peters broke out to earn Second Team All-Pac-12 honors last season with 55 tackles, 14 pass break ups and five interceptions. At 5-foot-11, 193 pounds, he looks the part. "He has good overall musculature with broad shoulders, long arms and a trim middle," Rang wrote. "He has good initial quickness and balance and uses his hands very aggressively to pester the receiver throughout the route. Among his best attributes is recognition, as Peters plays the receiver very well, turning back toward the ball as the wideout does and frequently knocking the ball away or intercepting it. Peters' aggression is just as evident in his tackling." Rang believes Peters must stop playing down to the level of his opponents, become more consistent, and cease grabbing: "If he can duplicate last year's breakout campaign and play as aggressively against lesser competition as he does against high-profile stars, Peters could join [former Husky Desmond Trufant] as a first round pick."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 28 - 5:46 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl notes Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters gave Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks trouble last year.

Weidl notes it was due to Peters' physical style. "Mannion tried to test him and paid the price," Weidl tweeted. Oregon's Ifo Ekpre-Olomu receives a lot of attention, but do not overlook Peters as one of the top defensive backs in the conference.
May 20 - 11:17 AM

NFL.com's Charles Davis believes Washington redshirt sophomore CB Marcus Peters is one of the most underrated corners in the Pac-12, and possibly the country.

"He's very cerebral," Davis adds. He'll face a difficult matchup in efficient Stanford passer Kevin Hogan and downfield threat Ty Montgomery. Peters drew praise from Kevin Weidl this summer as well.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes Washington redshirt sophomore CB Marcus Peters is going to be "a good one."

Peters played opposite first-round pick Desmond Trufant last year and should be the Huskies top cover man in 2013. The young corner came on strong towards the end of the season, starting eight of 13 games while accounting for eight pass breakups and three interceptions.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 08:58:00 AM