Marcus Peters’ Rookie Season a Sign of Superstardom to Come

January 13, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The life of an NFL rookie can be tumultuous as the transition from college to the professional level brings new challenges. Some players take years to develop and fall into a niche role with the right franchise. Others like Kansas City Chiefs’ cornerback Marcus Peters find their footing immediately on the path to becoming a superstar.
While we can confidently say quarterback is the hardest of all NFL positions, a cornerback also faces an incredibly difficult task every week. The best athletes tend to be edge-rushers and wide receivers because of the importance of physical traits at those positions. The level of nuance needed to guard those players at both offensive tackle and cornerback has left the NFL starved for talent at each spot.
Developing players at cornerback can take years to finally see positive play. Successful cornerbacks are usually solid athletes, but it’s not a requirement. Players such as Josh Norman and Richard Sherman are terrific because of the...

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