Marcus Peters, the former Huskies cornerback, was selected No. 18 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday in the first round of the NFL draft.
Peters is the second Husky to be taken today. Danny Shelton went No. 12 overall to the Cleveland Browns. They become the first UW duo to be drafted in the first round since RB Napoleon Kaufman (No. 17) and TE Mark Bruener (No. 27) were each taken in the first round in 1995.
Peters was dismissed by Huskies coach Chris Petersen in November for repeated rules violations, but was widely viewed as one of the top cornerback prospects in the draft. He had 11 career interceptions, and three in eight games in 2014. He's the highest-selected defensive back out of UW since Dana Hall, who was also the 18th overall pick in 1992.