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Scouting Profile: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

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It's very hard (nearly impossible) to accurately judge corner play on TV broadcast, just an FYI. I can only base his play off of what we can actually see. 


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Mock Draftable chart: http://mockdraftable.com/player/4981/


Games watched: vs Oregon, vs Colorado, Stanford (2013)


The Good: 


Very strong, physical press-corner. He's asclose as you are going to get to the press-corner prototype. So good at throwing WRs off of their route. Players rarely get a free-release against him.


At his best when he can get physical with the WR at the line. Noticeable drop-off when he has to play off coverage. 


Not afraid to come downhill and make tackles in the run game. Very willing tackler. 

  ex. http://www.draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=257505&gif=ArtisticGlitteringFlounder


Definitely the best bump-and-run corner in this class. 


Impressive closing burst.

  ex. http://www.draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=257505&gif=AnotherNaturalCormorant

  ex. http://www.draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=257505&gif=DishonestEarnestFunnelweaverspider[badly formatted gif] 


Extremely aggressive in both going for the ball and jamming the WRs at the line.


Fluid hips to turn and run down-field. 


Plays both outside corner positions. 


Fantastic ball-skills.


The Bad:


Very susceptible to pump-fakes. Can get caught peaking in the backfield. You can see on this play where he stutter-steps and lets the WR get over the top of him (top of the screen).

  ex. http://www.draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=255590&gif=MeaslyGranularGreatwhiteshark


Often times gets very lucky not to get burned with the amount of false-steps he takes. 


Meh in zone coverage. 


Not an elite athlete in terms of long-speed or lateral agility. Like most big press-corners in the league, he'll struggle with small, quicker receivers. 


Aggression works against him in some cases. He can go for the ball and end up getting burned. 


Sometimes struggles to disengage from blockers. 


Only 'ok' mirror skills. 


Maybe a bit over grabby down-field. He'll probably be a PI machine his first year or two in the league. 


He doesn't really backpedal. More of a shuffle-step. 




Peters is a big, strong press corner in the mold of Richard Sherman, Aqib Talib, and Vontae Davis. He's not a finished product at this stage, but with a scarcity of elite press-corners in the NFL, I have a hard time believing that a team won't take a chance of Peters in the first round of the draft. He's much too talented and plays a very high-value position. 


Projected Round: 1st

NFL Comparison: Vontae Davis, IND

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Best Corner in whats not a very strong Corner draft class to me, To be honest just about this whole draft class is a meh to me outside of a couple position groups such as D Line , WR and RB and rush linebacker

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with Vontae, he could give us 2 shut down CBs. I believe that when you have shut down CBs like Seattle and Arizona, your Dline has more time to exert more pressure and/or look for the run. Let's hope for some luck.


Lock down corners are good. Strong pass rush is better. Both is best.


And I think you have it backward on Seattle and Arizona. I think their defensive fronts make life a lot easier for their secondaries. But they're good on both levels.

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