NFL Combine — Marcus Peters needs to prove he's 'a good teammate'
INDIANAPOLIS — Marcus Peters may be one of the most talented cornerback prospects in the upcoming draft, but he’s going to have to convince NFL teams that he has changed.
Peters was kicked off the team at the University of Washington on Nov. 6 after repeated clashes with the coaching staff. He was ejected from a game earlier in the 2014 season when he was seen laughing on the sideline in a big loss to Oregon.
I really think in my heart, I’m a real, real good teammate,’’ Roberts said on Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine.
VIDEO OF MARCUS PETERS AT COMBINE
NFL teams, of course, are concerned about his behavior.
“Everybody wants to know if am I a hothead which is false. I made some immature decisions, I learned from them and I’ve grown as a man,’’ Peters said.
Asked if he thinks he’s the No. 1 cornerback in the draft, Roberts said, “Coaches they make that decision, I’ll bring a shut-down mentality to the game, I’m a ball hawk, I’m a team player,’’ Roberts said
CBSsports.com has Michigan’s Trae Waynes projected as the top cornerback with Peters second and Quinten Rollins (Miami-Ohio) as third. Peters is a projected late first round or early second-round pick.
The Lions, who have the 23rd overall pick, always take the best player available in the draft. It's unlikely they would select Peters over concerns about his behavior. Same could happen with many NFL teams.
Even though he was kicked off the team, he will be participating in the pro day at Washington.
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