Sep 27, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies defensive back Marcus Peters (21) intercepts the ball intended for Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Ty Montgomery (7) during the second half at Husky Stadium. Stanford defeated Washington 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
3. CB Marcus Peters, Washington
There are two things Peters must do at the combine to be a first round draft pick. Peters must show poise and maturity when talking to the media and when taking questions from NFL teams. Secondly, Peters must perform so well in all the drills and rank high in every measurable way. The reason for this is that Peters has his share of red flags, which mostly relate to willingness to be coached and overly emotional immaturity.
Peters will have a lot of tough questions thrown at him. Teams want to see any cracks in the armor of his resolve. They want to see what kind of man he is and how he handles the litany of uncomfortable conversations ahead of him. Peters has to act like a professional and he must show that he sincerely learned from his attitude troubles that ended his college football career.
Peters has to be nearly flawless in ever defensive back drill. He must not give even the slightest reason for a team to pass up on him. When you have character concerns, your football flaws get scrutinized even more.
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