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NFL Mock Draft 2015: No thank you on Marcus Peters

Marcus Peters has too much baggage to go high in this year's NFL draft, especially to a team like the Bengals.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have several needs on their roster, but cornerback is not one of them.

Heck, they couldn't even get the Bengals' first-round corner drafted a year ago onto the field last year, and not because he was bad either. Darqueze Dennard was Cincinnati's first pick in 2014, drafted to be the Bengals' future at corner, and along with Leon Hall, Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick, this position should once again be a strength of Cincinnati''s in 2015.

That brings us to Charles Davis' latest mock draft at He has the Bengals taking Washington cornerback Marcus Peters with the 21st-overall pick, saying "Peters is a talented player who will help the Bengals deal with the skilled wide receivers in the AFC North."

No thank you. While he possesses first-round talent, Peters has a noted history of being a problem child in college, even to the point that he was kicked off Washington's team this past season. There was also a report that Peters choked an assistant coach during an argument.

You really have to be a serious issue in college to get thrown off your team while having All-American talent. Do the Bengals want to be the team that takes on the job of helping Peters dramatically change his ways, while also teaching him the NFL ropes?

No thanks.

Then again, if the Bengals were for whatever reason to cut/trade Adam Jones or Leon Hall this offseason, there would be a need corner. It's not crazy to think Hall and his massive contract could become a cap casualty, but would you really rather have Peters than Hall next year?

To that, I again say no, thank you.