2015 NFL Draft Profile: Marcus Peters, CB Washington


Washington cornerback Marcus Peters looks to be one of the more solid prospects at cornerback in this year’s draft.  He’s got great size and speed for the position and isn’t afraid to be physical with receivers at the beginning, middle, and end of their routes.  Sadly, that same aggressive nature can get him in trouble at times as well.

He had a personal foul called on him in a game against Eastern Washington that set him off on the sidelines.  He was also dismissed from Washington after some incidents involving him and the coaching staff.  There are also questions about his maturity and teamwork.

Despite the personal problems, his talent on the field is something that shouldn’t be dismissed.  Marcus Peters the kind of player that contests every throw and is a constant bother to opposing offenses.  However the team selecting him in the draft will have to be sure that they can handle his attitude and emotional style prior to having him join their team.

Sep 27, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies defensive back Marcus Peters (21) intercepts the ball intended for Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Ty Montgomery (7) during the second half at Husky Stadium. Stanford defeated Washington 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Combine Measurables:

  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 197 pounds
  • Arm Length: 31.5″
  • Hand Size: 8.375″
  • 40 Yard Dash: 4.53 seconds
  • Bench Press: 17 reps
  • Vertical Jump: 37.5″
  • Broad Jump: 121″
  • 3 Cone Drill: 7.08 seconds
  • 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.08 seconds
  • 60 Yard Shuttle: 11.26 seconds

Draft Projection

 Marcus Peters is the #29 overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft and is the #3 cornerback in the 2015 NFL Draft class according to CBS Sports.com.  He should be a first round selection.

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Fit For The Vikings

Minnesota should be looking for a bigger, physical corner to start opposite Xavier Rhodes for the 2015 NFL season.  Marcus Peters would be capable of filling that spot for the team.

My Take

On tape, it’s easy to fall in love with what you see from Marcus Peters.  He’s a physical corner who can be dominant and gives his all on every play.  But his attitude will be something to be worried about.  I can’t say the Vikings should use their #11 pick him because of those concerns, but if he falls in the draft I’d love to see Minnesota scoop him up at a later pick when the risk is less.

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