KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Chiefs selected cornerback Marcus Peters with the No. 18 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, taking a chance on a player kicked off the team at Washington in an attempt to help their defense in the pass-happy AFC West.
The physical Peters was considered one of the top defensive backs in the draft, but he gave many teams pause after his dismissal last November.
Peters said at the annual scouting combine that it was “miscommunication, mostly on my behalf” with new Huskies coach Chris Petersen’s staff that led to the problems. Peters acknowledged that he “didn’t take the coaching transition too well.