How Good Is Marcus Peters?

On January 9, 1993, Marcus Peters, a cornerback for the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens, was born. The Kansas City Chiefs took him from the Los Angeles Rams in the opening round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

At Washington, he played collegiate football. Peters attended Oakland, California’s McClymonds High School, where he graduated and participated in football and track. Under the direction of head coach Curtis McCauley, he played cornerback.

Marcus Peters

As a senior, he has six kickoff or punt return touchdowns and seven interceptions. He was a kicker and a wide receiver. After guiding the Warriors to their first-ever undefeated season, he was named the Oakland Athletic League’s MVP (12-0 record).



On December 16, 2014, Peters publicly announced his choice to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

Peters completed all positional drills while taking part in the NFL Scouting Combine.
In the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Peters was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs (18th overall).

Peters was taken as the third cornerback in the 2015 NFL Draft, making him the highest defensive back selected from Washington since Dana Hall (18th overall) in 1992.

On March 14, 2018, the Los Angeles Rams acquired Peters and a sixth-round pick (209th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a fourth-round pick (124th overall) and a second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

On October 15, 2019, Peters was traded to the Baltimore Ravens along with linebacker Kenny Young and a 2020 fifth-round selection.

Peters has the most takeaways (39), interceptions (31), interceptions-return yards (814), touchdowns (6), and defensive touchdowns (7) since joining the NFL in 2015. His 86 passes defended rank second-most during that time.