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2015 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Round One

The Chiefs pick 18th overall in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft

Round One, Pick 18 (18 overall) - DB Marcus Peters, Washington (@marcuspeters)


6'0" Height | 31 1/2" Arm Length | 197 lbs Weight | 8 3/8" Hands


Peters appeared in 34 games with 27 starts in three seasons (2012-14) for the Huskies … Recorded 129 tackles (95 solo), including 9.5 tackles for loss, 11 interceptions, 35 passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one quarterback pressure … Redshirted his freshman season at Washington (2011).

With the 18th pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft the Chiefs select DB Marcus Peters

Breaking Down the Chiefs' Decision to Draft Washington CB Marcus Peters

"When the Kansas City Chiefs selected former University of Washington cornerback Marcus Peters with the No. 18 pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, there were going to be questions.

That's just the nature of the game when you select a player who didn't finish his collegiate season due to being dismissed from the team, which was the case with Peters.

But as general manager John Dorsey, head coach Andy Reid and director of player personnel Chris Ballard explain, there wasn't a lack of due diligence on the Chiefs' behalf to try and understand not only about Peters the player, but also, more importantly, Peters the man."

Five Things to Know About DB Marcus Peters

"The analysts feel that Marcus Peters has tremendous upside.

Here is what NFL draft analyst Lance Zierlein wrote on Peters:

'Prototype size for the position. Fluidity in his hips to flip and run. Competes hard out of press-man coverage and tries to intimidate receivers with his physicality. Can redirect talented receivers with his length and flat-out stuff receivers with marginal foot quickness and strength. Stays in pocket of vertical receivers while turning to locate and track ball. Active and disruptive when ball is in the air. At his best when contesting catches and often comes away the winner on 50-50 throws. Outstanding feel for space with ability to track multiple receivers and quarterback at the same time. Closes on throws with above-average burst and brings some force on contact. Confident and tough.'"

"I think that he has probably got the best ball skills of any defensive back in this draft. I think he is incredibly physical in run support. I think he's got an incredible feel for the game of football."

- General Manager, John Dorsey

"He's not a problem off the field, that's not what he is. He's not a problem in your locker room, that's not what he is. He's smart. It's just those competitive juices—you have to know how to control those."

- Head Coach, Andy Reid

"At the end of the day, through Trey's work, through when we brought him here on the visit, we had other scouts go to dinner and spend a lot of time with him, and for me, going out to Oakland, spending time with his family, we felt comfortable that we were getting a good kid, a good player and a good teammate."

- Director of Player Personnel, Chris Ballard

Chiefs CB Marcus Peters Embraces Opportunity in Kansas City

The Kansas City Chiefs used the No. 18 overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Washington cornerback Marcus Peters.

The young, talented playmaker has made a habit of making game-changing plays for his defenses.

Now, he finds himself in a situation in Kansas City where he's not only surrounded by plenty of veteran leaders, but a couple of position coaches who know a thing or two about playing cornerback at a high level.

The Chiefs first round draft pick, Marcus Peters, visits Arrowhead.

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