The Kansas City Chiefs play the Houston Texans on Sunday and one thing they have in common - only one team was shutout in the playoffs last year so they don’t have that in common - is that they both drafted corners in the first round last year.
What’s interesting here is that the Texans brought in Marcus Peters for a visit before they ended up selecting Kevin Johnson out of Wake Forest.
Bill O'Brien said Texans brought in Chiefs CB Marcus Peters before last year's draft.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 14, 2016
I remember talking about Kevin Johnson. Actually, we spent a lot of time talking about him. He was one of the few guys that we highlighted for the Chiefs possible picks at cornerback. Adam Teicher predicted Johnson as the pick.
As you know, the Texans went with Johnson at No. 16 and the Chiefs went with Peters at No. 18. Johnson isn’t a bad player so that’s not a bad pick for Houston ... it’s just that Peters would’ve been a better pick. Peters is a bigger and stronger player (6’, 197 pounds). Johnson has a thinner frame (5’11, 188 pounds).
While we’re here, a great response to that tweet above: