3. Marcus Peters, CB –> WR, Ravens
Marcus Peters is the only player on this list who doesn’t have substantial experience playing a position other than the one he normally plays on Sundays.
Not since high school has Peters played wide receiver, and even then, he made a much larger impact as a cornerback — the position he would one day become synonymous with in the NFL.
Peters was a three-star cornerback coming out of high school after leading his team to an undefeated 12-0 record on the back of seven interceptions and six kick/punt return touchdowns.
Those seven interceptions were just a glimpse of what was to come in the NFL.
Marcus Peters is the best ball hawk in the league right now, and arguably one of the greatest ever. He makes up for his occasional inconsistencies in coverage with elite ball skills and turnover production.
Peters has recorded three or more interceptions in each year of his NFL career and is currently second on the list of active interception leaders behind just Richard Sherman.
Sherman turned 33-years-old in March and has played 10 years in the NFL. Peters turned 28 in January and has played just six seasons in his professional career.
Peters will likely surpass Sherman soon enough, perhaps as soon as this year, establishing himself as the most accomplished ball hawk in the NFL today.
It’s those ball skills that make you think — what could he do as a wide receiver?
Of course, there’s more to the position than just ball skills and catching, but if any cornerback is going to make the jump to wide receiver in the NFL, Marcus Peters is the guy to do it.