Legendary NFL Analyst Says Chiefs Rookie Marcus Peters is DROY Candidate

NFL.com's Gil Brandt is optimistic about the Chiefs first-round pick, Marcus Peters

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If you've been following what's been going on during the Kansas City Chiefs practices over the past couple of months, then it should come as no surprise that first-round pick Marcus Peters is getting plenty of attention.

The playmaking cornerback has been making plays since he first stepped on the field for minicamp back in June.

In his first padded practice at training camp back on August 3, Peters picked off three passes and broke up four others.

He has yet to step on the field in a regular season game, but from the indications of what has transpired thus far, there's reason for optimism regarding Peters.

Coach Andy Reid has said consistency is what will determine Peters' ultimate success, and there are people out there who believe that will happen.

We can go ahead and count NFL.com's Gil Brandt as one of those believers. The legendary personnel man believes Peters to be one of the front-runners for the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.

Here's what Brandt had to say (Click here for full article):

No. 1) Marcus Peters, CB, Kansas City Chiefs

To me, Peters was the most talented cornerback in the draft, and I think he slipped to 18th overall because other people didn't do the background work on him that the Chiefs did. Yes, he was *dismissed from Washington *last November, but in my personal dealings with him, he's been a really good guy. In fact, I like his demeanor; rather than hanging his head after he gets beaten on the field, he comes right up, smacks his fist into his hand and says, "Throw it at me again!" He's an accept the challenge guy, and you like to see that in a corner. Andy Reid and defensive coordinator Bob Sutton seem to get the most out of their players, and I think Peters will negate plenty of potential catches this season.

Brandt isn't just a believer in Peters either; he's a believer in the Chiefs. Back at training camp during an exclusive interview with Chiefs.com, Brandt said he believes the Chiefs will win the AFC West in 2015. Here's that article.

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