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Washington Huskies defensive back Marcus Peters (21) – Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Marcus Peters, Washington

Selection: Round 1, No. 18 overall

Position: CB

Height/Weight: 6-0, 197-pounds

2014 College stats: 30 total tackles; three interceptions; seven passes defended — in nine games.

What you didn’t know: By now there isn’t a Kansas City Chiefs’ fan who doesn’t know about Peters’ off-field issues, as well as on-field issues including head-butting an opponent and throwing a temper-tantrum on the sideline during a game.

The Chiefs obviously vetted Peters through many avenues, including his former college coaches Steve Sarkisian and Chris Peterson. It will remain to be seen if he can stay clean in Kansas City. However, he will have one current NFL star in his corner as he tries to prove to everyone his past is behind him — Seattle Seahawk and Super Bowl Champion, Marshawn Lynch.

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Peters and Lynch go back to Peters’ childhood, and he considers Lynch a “cousin.” Both players grew up in Oakland, although Lynch is eight years older than Peters. In an article on thenewstribune.com, the former Washington Husky wouldn’t give much info when pressed about what the two talk about when it comes to football.

"“That’s personal,” Peters said. “We keep it personal. That’s someone who has mentored me throughout my whole life. I look up to him a lot. He’s a great Oakland citizen. But every conversation we’ve had is personal.”"

There is no word if Lynch is advising him on how to talk with the media, but one thing for sure is, he will probably never let Peters forget one magic moment from nearly three years ago captured on film. Peters, then a rising high school senior, tried to showcase his skills against the NFL veteran. It didn’t end well.

Here’s to hoping we don’t see too much of that at Arrowhead in the years to come.

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