KC Chiefs: Marcus Peters Drafted 18th Overall


The wait is over, and the KC Chiefs decided to beef up the secondary in the 2015 NFL Draft by adding Marcus Peters out of Washington. Peters was projected as a top five cornerback in the draft, and fits a position of need for the Kansas City Chiefs.

While the Chiefs’ secondary did a pretty good job in 2014 by not allowing a 300-yard passer, adding another option is not a bad idea by any means.

Marcus Peters was the best available cornerback remaining on the board, as Trae Waynes went to the Minnesota Vikings 11th overall, and Kevin Johnson out of Wake Forest ended up with the Houston Texans at 14th overall.

Dorsey could have made an argument for Byron Jones out of UConn, but overall he decided to go with Peters. Jones ended up going to the Dallas Cowboys at pick 27.

During my scouting report, I wasn’t big on Peters, mainly because he seemed to be a troublemaker during his college days, but hey. Andy Reid is a good coach and I have faith that Peters will come through and be a solid addition to the KC Chiefs’ secondary.

Peters has been compared to Aqib Talib, which on the field is not a bad comparison. Off the field is another story though. Peters’ problems at Washington stemmed from throwing a temper tantrum on the sideline during a game in 2014 against Eastern Washington.

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Peters was suspended the next game as a result and was later dismissed from the Huskies because he blew up at the assistant coach at a late season practice, all according to Lance Zierlein of NFL.com. Yes, this looks bad on paper, but Reid has been known to take chances on guys who have made mistakes. 

Ihad been going on and on during this off-season leading up to the draft about how the Chiefs needed to either get acornerback, offensive lineman, or wide receiver in the first round so I can’t complain too much about this pick.

Peters may have had some problems in the past, but hopefully he will grow from them and mature into a great defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015.

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