Height: 6' 0", Weight: 197 lbs
Strengths: Marcus is built for the position. He has great vision and sees the field well. His hips are fluid and he plays the ball aggressively. He can track the ball easily and stay in the pocket of a receiver to make a play. He is willing to tackle and does so with force. His 40 yard dash time at the Combine was 4.53 seconds. His vertical leap was 37.5 inches. During the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Marcus allowed just 38.1% of passes thrown his direction to be caught.
Weaknesses: Peters has one glaring weakness. He can't seem to control himself. He was ejected from a game early in the 2014 season, by his coach, for throwing a tantrum on the sideline. On November 6th of 2014, he was dismissed from the team following repeated clashes with the coaching staff. "It's unfortunate, but you know, we have certain standards and operating procedures and we're trying to do something special here," Washington head coach Chris Petersen said. "Sometimes it just doesn't work out. And like we said, we wish him the best. It's always a hard thing. It really is. Worst part of the job, without question. With all that being said, that's really it. That's it in a nutshell. I know everybody wants the details and those things. We don't go there. We can't go there. But like I said we wish him the best and it's hard and painful." In addition to the personal issues, Peters seems to play to the level of his opponent. Peters also tends to get grabby downfield, which won't fly in the NFL.
Bottom Line: Peters has the talent to be a first round pick. Even his former coach, Chris Petersen would give him a positive recommendation to NFL scouts. He seems to be another in the growing number of players entering the NFL with maturity issues. He's a project, but if he works out, he should be a solid corner. But teams must decide if they want to take on the risk of a "project" cornerback.
Projected Round: 1- 2
Team He Fits Best On: Redskins, 49ers, Cowboys, Steelers