Marcus Peters: Players, analysts and others react to the Chiefs’ 1st-round pick


Sep 28, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies defensive back Marcus Peters (21) reacts to a fourth down stop against the Arizona Wildcats during the fourth quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

When Marcus Peters’ name was announced as the 18th pick, a collective, “Huh?” permeated through the crowd.

Here’s the thing: Peters fits Bob Sutton’s system. He’s a lengthy, physical corner with grade-A ball skills.

However, most of you have also learned that he was kicked off of Washington’s football team after nine games in to his junior season. CBS Sports’ Rob Rang notes:

"In Our View: The son of a coach, Peters is extremely talented with first round traits, but his history of selfish immaturity and insubordination has NFL teams working overtime investigating his character. He has since apologized to the Washington coaches and mended the relationship, taking accountability and calling the incident a “miscommunication” – pointed to family-friend Marshawn Lynch as someone who mentored him throughout the process."

Rang went on to compare Peters to Aqib Talib.

To an extent, the reaction was an echo chamber. But while a number of analysts have reservations about Peters’ off-field maturity, they also agree that the Kansas City Chiefs got the best corner in the draft.

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