What Marcus Peters Entering the 2015 NFL Draft Means

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Oct 19, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Washington Huskies defensive back Marcus Peters (21) taunts Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) after intercepting a pass during the first half at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Talent and Production

Peters has seen them all from Stanford Cardinal receiver Ty Montgomery to Jaelen Strong of the Arizona State Sun Devils. And for the most part, he kept them quiet and took a portion of the balls thrown toward these highly touted receivers. In 2013 as a red-shirt sophomore, Peters had 55 tackles, 14 passes defensed and five interceptions to put the NFL on notice.

Before his dismissal this year, in eight games, Peters had 10 passes defensed and three interceptions to lead the team. Had he played in all 13 of his team’s games, he would have been among the FBS leaders in interceptions and passes defensed. Either that or he would have been the most avoided corner in the FBS, either of which would have suited scouts just fine.