With the 18th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Washington CB Marcus Peters, who the Chiefs had as the best cornerback in the draft.
I just asked the question yesterday: Why aren't we talking about Peters as the Chiefs pick? NFL Network's Ian Rapoport connected him to the Chiefs on Wednesday and the pick made some sense.
Peters is Jon Gruden's favorite cornerback in the draft but he comes with a question mark because he was kicked off his college team at Washington for reportedly clashing with coaches. Coaches don't just kick off first round picks for no reason so that's concerning. But the guy can play.
Here's what our Washington blog, UW Dawg Pound, says about Peters. See more reactions to the Chiefs pick here.
Peters at combine: "I made some immature decisions at (UW) and it hurt me truly. I’ve just got to learn from my mistakes & I grow from it.’’— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) May 1, 2015
Talented cover cornerback with size, ball skills and the confidence NFL teams are looking for, but lacks the necessary discipline and maturity on the field and in practice. Peters has raw talent, but is far from a polished cornerback, and that is without taking the character concerns into consideration.
The Chiefs have a need at cornerback with Sean Smith's contract up after this year. He could hit free agency and the Chiefs would need another cornerback. Phillip Gaines, picked in the third round last year, enters his second year in 2015.
More coming soon...
Remaining Chiefs draft picks
Round 2: (17) No. 49 overall
Round 3: (16) No. 80 overall
Round 3: (34) No. 98 overall (Compensatory)
Round 4: (19) No. 118 overall
Round 5: (36) No. 172 overall (Compensatory)
Round 5: (37) No. 173 overall (Compensatory)
Round 6: (17) No. 193 overall
Round 6: (42) No. 217 overall (Compensatory)
Round 7: (16) No. 233 overall
*Note that Chiefs comp picks can not be traded.
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2015 NFL Draft schedule
Thursday, April 30 - 7:00 p.m. CT (Round 1 - 10 Minutes Per Pick)
Friday, May 1 - 6 p.m. CT (Round 2 - 7 Minutes, Round 3 - 5 Minutes Per Pick)
Saturday, May 2 - 11 a.m. CT (Rounds 4-6 - 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 - 4 Minutes Per Pick)
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