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Jul 29, 2015; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters (22) walks to the field during the first day of training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Peters

Well, it looks like former Kansas City Chiefs corner Brandon Flowers has finally been replaced. That’s because Marcus Peters, the best corner in the 2015 NFL Draft, fell to them at No. 18 overall. If not for an issue he had with the University of Washington coaching staff that got him kicked of the team, he would have been the first corner off the board.

And if training camp is any indication, Peters is going to have an immediate impact on the Chiefs. They already had the NFL’s No. 2 pass-defense in in 2014 with Justin Houston and Tamba Hali coming off the edges. Pressure like that with good corners produce interceptions and Peters has impressed his team with three of them in practice a few days ago.

Head coach Andy Reid loves what he’s seen of Peters, especially his three-interception day on Monday, telling ESPN, “Marcus did some real nice things,” Reid said. “Now it’s important that he’s consistent. … he’s got to come right back and do it again.”

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