Breaking: Chiefs are ready to move on from CB Marcus Peters, and are looking to trade him.
Peters, 25, has been one of the better corners on the league in his three year tenure. He won the Defensive Roomie of the Year in 2015, and was selected to First Team All Pro in 2016. He was never had less than 5 interceptions, and in 2015 he was actually the league leader in interceptions. Despite that, he has been a problem in the locker room. During the 2017 season, he was suspended one game for throwing a penalty flag into the stands out of frustration. He was been a big distraction for Kansas City, which is why they are looking to trade him.
Kansas City’s pass defense was horrible last year, ranking 27th in the NFL. They lost Eric Berry in Week 1 as he tore his achilles , so that may have been a reason. Another reason is that they never had a true #2 corner opposite Peters. With their acquisition of Kendall Fuller, they finally have another solid corner. The problem is that Peters and Fuller are very similar, so it makes sense to shop Peters. However, Peters is much better than Fuller, so Kansas City’s pass defense would project to be even worse next year if they trade Peters. If they do decide to trade Peters, they need to a) get an very solid return for him and b) acquire some extra help in secondary, preferably a long, lanky corner that can play on the outside
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2017 NFL Draft Class Rankings
#3 Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers were coming off a disappointing end to the 2016 season, losing to the Patriots in the AFC Championship. They looked to rebound in 2017, and knew they needed to have a successful draft in order to do so. This would be a difficult task, as they didn’t have many picks and picked #30 in the first round. Nonetheless, they ended up having a solid draft class. In the first round, they selected OLB TJ Watt. Watt made an immediate impact in the pass rush, tallying 7 sacks in 2017. He brought extra energy to the defense, and even forced OLB James Harrison out of Pittsburgh. In the 2nd Round, the Steelers selected WR Juju Smith Schuster. This was Pittsburgh’s best Pick, as Schuster made an impact both on offense and on special teams. He tallied 917 receiving yards with 7 TDs and was great opposite Antonio Brown. He was an excellent presence in the locker room, and became friends immediately with stars LeVeon Bell and Antonio Brown. He brought extra energy to the Steelers offense, which had to deal with tensions involving their other offensive superstars early on. On Special Teams, Smith Schuster took over as the kick returner late in the year, and even had a 96 yard kick return TD in Week 17. Pittsburgh also made some solid picks in CB Cameron Sutton (Round 3) and RB Josh Conner (also 3 Round) Sutton saw his playing time increase a lot down the stretch and Conner flashed his potential with 144 Yards on 32 carries before suffering a season ending injury. Both Sutton and Conner should become solid role players for Pittsburgh for years to come. Overall, the Steelers were able to get two starters and building blocks for the future and two solid role players. This was an excellent draft by the Steelers, and they should be extremely happy by how all of their rookies performed in 2017.