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Five Things to Know About DB Marcus Peters

Getting to know the Chiefs’ 2015 first-round draft selection

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."

Read Zierlein's full evaluation on Peters here.

Peters allowed only 38 percent of passes thrown to him during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

After redshirting his true freshman season (2011), Peters earned a starting role at Washington in 2012.

Marcus Peters began his career at Washington by redshirting his true freshman season and spent time on the scout team. During that year, he earned the Stapp Scout Team MVP.

The next season, Washington rewarded Peters with a late-season starting role. After playing in the first five games, Peters started the last eight.

Peters was named to the All-Pac 12 second team in 2013.

2013 was Peters' best season, when in 13 games, he totaled 55 tackles, five interceptions and had nine passes defensed. That stat lined earned him All-Pac 12 honors at the end of the season.

By his career's end, Peters intercepted 11 passes at Washington.

Despite off-the-field concerns that come with Peters, senior NFL columnist Pete Prisco was in favor of the pick.

*"I love this pick," Prisco wrote on the CBS Sports draft tracker. "He can flat out cover, and the Chiefs need help outside. This is a really good selection, even with the off-field concerns."


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

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