Coffee with the Chiefs – 5/1 edition


Addicts, this is a fantastic day. The end of the work week is here, the cold of April is over, and the Kansas City Chiefs are going to make three more picks in the 2015 NFL Draft tonight. In case you live under a rock, and avoided approximately 8 million posts on here, the Chiefs took Washington Huskies corner Marcus Peters in the first round. With the spotlight selection taken care of, Kansas City heads into the meat and potatoes of the draft.

Let’s go around the web and see what’s cookin’.

Meet the middlemen of the Chiefs’ draftBJ Kissel of

"When you’re watching the 2015 NFL Draft this weekend from the comfort of your home, the local watering hole or following along on social media, you’re going to notice a couple of guys at the Kansas City Chiefs table at the draft in Chicago, Illinois."

Chiefs select Marcus PetersAdam Jude of the Seattle Times

"Peters is considered by some to the most talented cornerback in this year’s draft, but his stock fell some because of his November dismissal from the UW program after repeated run-ins with the Huskies’ coaching staff. He also admitted to failing a drug test early in his UW career."

Kansas City adds Peters at 18th pickMichael David Smith of Pro Football Talk

"There’s no doubt that Peters has the ability to play in the NFL, but there are doubts about whether he has the makeup to coexist with an NFL coaching staff. He clashed with his coaches at Washington and ended up leaving the team in the middle of last season."

Chiefs draft grade: Marcus PetersLuke Dahlgren of

"The Chiefs needed someone either at wide receiver or at offensive tackle in order to make their offense more fluid. There were players available here, guys like T.J. Clemmings, a tackle from Pittsburgh, or Breshad Perriman, a wide receiver from Central Florida. Still, this pick might work out well for the Chiefs if Peters can realize his potential."

Peters can salvage Kansas City’s secondary Tyler Buecher of

"He’s also a tough player, willing to stick his nose in to make a play on a receiver weaving his way through the secondary or on a running back that breaks outside on a run. His aggression also helps him with his run support as he’s picked up 7.5 tackles for loss and a sack over the 21 games he’s played the last two seasons."

Was Peters too much of a risk?Adam Teicher of

"Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said he doesn’t consider Peters to be a risky pick, no more than any other player. The Chiefs insist they thoroughly vetted Peters. As part of their investigation, they sent personnel director Chris Ballard to Peters’ hometown of Oakland, California, where he spent time not only with the player, but his parents and grandmother."

Total breakdown of Marcus PetersAdam Teicher of

"The Chiefs are gambling on Peters’ character. He was suspended for one game early last season after a sideline rant during a game. He later was thrown off the team after confronting one of the members of the Washington coaching staff."