NFL Draft 2015: Kansas City Chiefs select Marcus Peters


The Kansas City Chiefs have selected Washington Huskies cornerback Marcus Peters with the 17th-overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. Peters was one of the top-rated corners on all boards, getting great marks on the field but bad reviews off it.

At 6-foot-0 and 198 pounds, Peters is believed by many to be the most talented corner in the draft. However, he was kicked off the Washington team this year after having multiple disagreements with the coaching staff. Peters did visit the Chiefs during the pre-draft process and was also visited in his hometown of Oakland, Calif., by Andy Reid.

Peters will be a terrific fit in defensive coordinator Bob Sutton’s aggressive press-man scheme. Peters loves to get into the mug of opposing receivers, using his size and strength to re-route them.

With Peters in the fold, the Chiefs now have three corners who are expected to perform well in 2015. Kansas City has Sean Smith and Phillip Gaines, although Smith is likely to be suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season after pleading guilty to a DUI charge. Gaines is likely to play in the slot when Peters and Smith are both on the field, replacing veteran Chris Owens, who was allowed to leave via free agency.