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Combine Results

Grade
5.2 ?
  • 4.61 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 7 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.80 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.00 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.10 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 191LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

2014: First-team All-ACC. 2013: Played in 10 games as a reserve corner. Had surgery on a cracked bone in his foot. 2012: Played in 12 games, making five starts. 2011: Played in 11 games. Recorded all six tackles on special teams. 2010: Redshirted.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.57 and 4.62 seconds
Broad jump: 9 feet, 10 inches

Analysis

Strengths

Excels in bump-and-run coverage. Uses every bit of his length to disrupt and manhandle receivers off the line of scrimmage. Uses functional shuffle step to help keep him moving before opening hips when beaten from press. Plays hard and competes throughout the snap. Crowds and bullies receivers on outside releases to boundary side. In run support, challenges receivers aggressively and dispenses with them to make tackles. Eyes quarterback as long as he can from zone against combo routes in order to read where throws might be going. Knows where the sticks are and looks to keep third-down throws in front of them. Effective in run support and batting passes when asked to blitz from corner spot.

Weaknesses

Light with average deep speed. Late starter with feet. Long-strider with elongated steps rolling into coverage. Doesn't have the twitchy feet to change direction suddenly. Struggles to mirror and match with technique, preferring to mug and maul with physicality. Has become very reliant upon grabbing downfield to regain balance or stay wired to receiver. Must learn to trust feet over hands in the pros. Marginal click-and-close talent. Takes shallow first step after planting from backpedal to close forward, slowing the process and limiting interceptions.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"He wasn't challenged very often. Really stayed in his guy's pocket but he's one of these college corners who are in for a rude awakening when they find out just how quickly the flags come flying in when they start grabbing people downfield." -- NFC personnel director

NFL Comparison

Terrance Mitchell

Bottom Line

Scheme-dependent cornerback who is best suited to a bump-and-run or Cover-2 defense due to his length and disruptive nature off the line of scrimmage. Peters doesn't have great play strength and is a willing tackler more than an aggressive hitter, but he plays with desired competitiveness and hasn't allowed a touchdown pass against him over his last 58 targets, spanning two years. If Peters can run an average 40-yard dash and add some bulk to his frame, he has the potential to become a starter.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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