The 2017 NFL Draft isn’t filled with the best options at the quarterback position. That reason alone could be why the KC Chiefs opt to draft one later on, and Nathan Peterman just might be the guy they end up selecting.
Quarterback is always a hot topic amongst KC Chiefs fans. Alex Smith appears to have overstayed his welcome here in Kansas City, and fans are ready to finally draft the future franchise quarterback.
The 2017 NFL Draft could be the place to do that, but it’s doubtful that the Chiefs decide to go after a quarterback in the first round. They’re just not that kind of team.
Nathan Peterman proves to be an intriguing prospect for the Chiefs though, as he’s actually someone they could land and won’t require having to trade far up in the draft.
- 40-Yard Dash – 4.82 seconds
- Vertical Jump – 31.0 inches
- Broad Jump – 110.0 inches
- 3-Cone Drill – 7.14 seconds
- 20-Yard Shuttle – 4.31 seconds
As of now, Peterman is projected to go either in the third or fourth round, according to CBS Sports. The third round could be a good time for the Kansas City Chiefs to go and find their quarterback, as it’s very likely that the four main ones (Deshaun Watson, DeShone Kizer, Patrick Mahomes, and Mitchell Trubisky) will all be off the board by the time pick 27 rolls around in the first round.
Peterman spent two seasons at Tennessee before making the decision to transfer to Pittsburgh. He totaled 5,142 yards, 47 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions in his two seasons with the Panthers.
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NFL.com (linked above under the Combine information) mentioned that Peterman’s best assets are his abilities quickly set-up in the pocket and to accurately heave the ball to the proper target. They also note how Peterman put up five touchdowns against Clemson’s stout defense, which is very impressive.
As for Peterman’s weaknesses, NFL.com notes that he can be inconsistent when it comes to his delivery and say that he can get “too cute” when it comes to certain plays. He appears to need to improve on simply moving onto the next play rather than forcing something to happen.
Personally, I’d like the Chiefs to go after a quarterback in the first round, but this might not be the right year to do that. The talent isn’t necessarily worth trading up for and it’s doubtful that the four guys listed above will make it to the 27th pick, simply due to the importance of the quarterback position.
If the Chiefs haven’t acquired a quarterback by the third round, then yes, go get Nathan Peterman. I’m not going to complain if the KC Chiefs nab a quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft, even if it’s not in the first round.
What do you think, Chiefs fans? Would Nathan Peterman be someone you’d want to see play in Kansas City in the future?