The 2015 NFL Combine is winding down and there are 66 days until the 2015 NFL Draft begins on April 30, so let's kill some time with our regularly scheduled Mock Draft Monday series. Don't forget to also check out last week's mock draft roundup.
Last week, SB Nation's Dan Kadar made some waves by having the Eagles trade all of their picks in order to move up to No. 2 and pick Marcus Mariota. This week the Eagles are staying put at No. 20 and picking a defensive back: Washington cornerback Marcus Peters.
"It might not be the smartest play, but during Peters’ media session at the combine on Saturday, he seemed remorseful about his dismissal at Washington. It’s telling that Peters and coaches at Washington could put things in the past and let him come back for the team’s pro day. If Philadelphia’s scouting staff comes to the same conclusion about his character, they should feel comfortable taking him at 20."
This is hardly the first time Peters has been mocked to the Eagles. ESPN's Mel Kiper has had Philadelphia taking him in his first two mock drafts so far. Of course, the big issue with Peters hasn't been his talent so much as it is his character concerns. It's good for Peters that he was able to explain his situation at this week's Combine. If he's able to put those issues in the past, perhaps the Eagles could have interest.
But then again it might not matter much what Peters says. The Eagles are bound to talk to various coaches and teammates about him in order to get a better judge of his character from a third-person perspective. What Peters says and does are two different things.
(Obligatory Marcus Mariota mention: he goes No. 2 to the Tennessee Titans in this week's draft.)
What do you think of this week's pick?