• By Jim Thomas
It will be an upset if Michigan State’s Trae Waynes isn’t the first cornerback taken in the NFL draft Thursday. But Washington’s Marcus Peters might be better.
“The best tester and a good cover guy is Waynes,” said radio analyst Rick Venturi, a former Rams assistant coach. “He ran like a 4.31 at the Combine, and because of that speed will probably be the first guy to go.”
Some stopwatches even had Waynes below 4.3 at the NFL Scouting Combine. Simply stated, it’s hard to beat a guy deep who runs that fast.
But some, including Venturi, think Peters is a better prospect — on the field.