The Chiefs announced that they have signed three rookies, including two of their draft picks from this year’s class. First-round cornerback Marcus Peters, third-round cornerback Steven Nelson, and undrafted free agent defensive tackle Charles Tuaau are all under contract with KC.
Peters, 22, was selected with the No. 18 overall pick in the draft. The former Washington star has undeniable talent, but some teams stayed away from him due to perceived attitude issues. While at Washington last season, he was suspended one game for acting out on the sidelines after committing a personal foul. However, assuming that he can stay on the right track in terms of his temper, he figures have a bright future at the cornerback position. Mike Mayock of the NFL Network noted that Peters possesses great size for the position in his pre-draft profile on the player.
Nelson, an Oregon State product, was a two-year starter after transferring from junior college. Last season he racked up 60 total tackles, two interceptions, and 10 past deflections across 12 games. Nelson was selected with the 98th overall pick in this year’s draft.