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2015 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock has Trae Waynes ahead of Marcus Peters

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In his popular top 5 by positions list, the NFL Network draft analyst has Michigan State's Trae Waynes ahead of Marcus Peters.

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One of the best talkers of pre-draft analysis is Mike Mayock's position rankings.

This could be one of the better conversations it will elicit.

Mayock rates Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes ahead of Washington's Marcus Peters at the position, which happens to be the most often discussed position of need for the Steelers.

After having broken both players down, it's not really a surprise. There's plenty of talent in Peters, and he's probably a better athlete than Waynes, but the former Spartans cover man is a well-balanced and fluid player with much better coverage skills than he's being credited with by analysts and hacks alike.

This doesn't even credit Waynes with making it through his entire final season without being kicked off the team, which Peters cannot claim. Still, character concerns aside, Waynes provides plenty of reason to think he's a legitimate candidate for a top half pick in round 1.

That doesn't leave the Steelers, who select at 22, with much hope. It's possible other reasons force either player to slide, but it seems like it will be more of a surprise for Waynes to be available at 22 than Peters.