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Andrus Peat | Tackle

Team: Stanford Cardinal
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 316

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ESPN's Mel Kiper thought the Saints desperately needed a good draft but merely "did OK."
The analyst gave the Saints a grade of "C," ranking New Orleans' class near the dregs of the league. "Andrus Peat hits a need on the offensive line, but he's probably not ideal as a starter in Week 1 because NFL-level pass-rushers could give him fits. He might start at guard initially," Kiper wrote. "The first-rounder they got back from Seattle [in the Jimmy Graham trade] turned into Stephone Anthony, and though he hits a need, I had a trio of inside linebackers ahead of him on my board." Rotoworld's Evan Silva was considerably higher on the haul, giving it a "B+" grade (he included the acquisition of standout C Max Unger). "The Saints did not draft a single pass catcher after parting with Graham and Kenny Stills this offseason," he wrote. "They are revamping their team philosophy, and I think this was a very fine start." May 4 - 10:45 PM

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Saints selected Stanford OT Andrus Peat with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Peat (6'7/313) made 27 starts in three seasons at Stanford, earning first-team All-Pac 12 honors in 2014. He is the son of ex-Cardinals and Raiders OG Todd Peat. Although Andrus was a better run blocker than pass protector in college, he has the requisite tools to make the latter a strength. Built almost exactly like Colts LT Anthony Castonzo, Peat has long arms (34 3/8") and huge hands (10 5/8") and is "body beautiful" with special feet. Not turning 22 until November, Peat is an upside prospect. The Saints will figure out their O-Line depth chart on the practice field, but initially we'd project Peat to right tackle -- opposite LT Terron Armstead -- perhaps with incumbent RT Zach Strief kicking inside to left guard.
Apr 30 - 9:36 PM

Jets beat writer Manish Mehta spoke with "several personnel directors" who said the team has "an affinity for" Stanford T Andrus Peat.

Let's talk through the selection. Peat has only played left tackle at Stanford, a spot now occupied by D'Brickashaw Ferguson of the Jets. From a cap perspective, the Jets can move on from Ferguson following the 2015 season. So Peat could start his career on the right side, and then move to the left following his rookie season. New decision makers are in place, so changes should be expected despite veterans and recent signings at the position. We think Peat makes a lot of sense with the Giants at nine.
Apr 27 - 9:19 AM

One scout described Stanford T Andrus Peat a "beautiful athlete" when speaking with Bob McGinn.

With so much negativity surrounding the evaluation of draft prospects, we wanted to pass along praise for the pear shaped offensive lineman. "So smooth. Really impressive physically. I compared him to Tyron Smith," the scout added. All evaluators do not share this sentiment, as another scout told McGinn "every defensive player I saw against Stanford kicked the (expletive) out of the guy." We think Peat will be drafted as the first true tackle next Thursday.
Apr 25 - 10:01 AM

Stanford T Andrus Peat "won’t get past the St Louis Rams at 10 and could be selected even earlier," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"New York Giants perhaps?" Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-7, 313-pound Peat has been compared to Jake Long, D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Joe Thomas based on ability and Gabe Carimi, Kyle Long and Anthony Castonzo on measurables. Peat (6-foot-7, 313 pounds) is basically the same size as Castonzo coming out of Boston College in 2011. Peat posted a 10 1/2-foot broad jump at his pro day and ran a 5.18 forty at the combine.
Apr 24 - 8:31 PM

Stanford T Andrus Peat ranked in the top 10 in both pass-blocking and run-blocking efficiency in College Football Focus' rankings.

He would have been even higher were it not for a subpar performance versus Utah's Nate Orchard and Oregon. The 6-foot-7, 313-pound Peat has been compared to Jake Long, D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Joe Thomas on ability and Gabe Carimi, Kyle Long and Anthony Castonzo based on measurables.
Apr 22 - 8:45 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay is concerned about Stanford T Andrus Peat's lack of finishing ability, but sees him as the class' best pure left tackle.

The analyst ranks Peat No. 12 overall. "I wish he were a little stronger as a finisher, but more so than any prospect in this class, he has the combination of elite length (6-foot-7, 313 pounds with 34 3/8-inch arms) and agility to project as a very successful left tackle in the NFL," McShay wrote. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported earlier this month that he continues to "hear a buzz" about Iowa's Brandon Scherff and Peat going Nos. 8 and 9. We know the Giants like Peat.
Apr 20 - 8:37 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora believes Stanford T Andrus Peat "is good fit" for the New York Giants, and continues to "hear a buzz" about Scherff and Peat going in the No.8 and No.9 spots.

"The Giants have to continue reworking their offensive line and it remains an area of concern and this kid is good fit. I'm not sure if its being reflected in the media much, but teams like him a lot and New York needs a tackle. I continue to hear a buzz about Scherff and Peat going in these two slots," La Canfora wrote. The 6-foot-7, 313-pound Peat would be able to come in and compete right away for the starting job at right tackle, and then could be groomed to eventually replace Will Beatty at left tackle.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 8 - 3:14 PM

Two of three CBS draft analysts mock Stanford T Andrus Peat No. 22 overall to the Bengals.

Cincinnati needs help along both lines and would love to add a tackle with LT Andrew Whitworth and RT Andre Smith both health question marks and one year from free agency. Dane Brugler and Rob Rang both have them taking Peat, though Frank Cooney sees La'el Collins as the best fit. "The last time the Bengals drafted a LSU offensive lineman, the franchise landed a Pro Bowl left tackle (Andrew Whitworth, 2006 second-round pick) and history could repeat itself if Collins is still on the board for Cincinnati in round one," Cooney wrote. "Like Whitworth, it might not always look pretty, but Collins consistently gets the job done and offers versatility to play tackle or guard, serving as the protege for 33-year old Whitworth."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 6 - 9:03 PM

Stanford T Andrus Peat compares to Jake Long, in the estimation of ESPN's Steve Muench.

Meanwhile, ESPN Stats & Information Group's Sharon Katz comps Peat to Gabe Carimi, Kyle Long and Anthony Castonzo based on measurables. "The Castonzo comparison is the most accurate of the three, and like Castonzo, Peat is capable of securing a starting job on Day 1," Muench wrote. "The best comparison for Peat may be Jake Long. He's not as polished as Long was when Miami took him first overall in 2008, but they were both above-average run-blockers with the smarts, length and power to overcome athletic limitations and protect the blind side at the NFL level." Peat (6-foot-7, 313 pounds) is basically the same size as Castonzo coming out of Boston College in 2011. Peat is a "closer match to Carimi or Long athletically," according to Katz.
Apr 4 - 7:58 PM

The Rams "have clear interest in many of the top offensive line prospects in the draft," reports ESPN's Nick Wagoner.

Andrus Peat and Jamon Brown have already visited, and Wagoner has heard that Miami's Ereck Flowers and Pittsburgh's T.J. Clemmings might be next in line to visit the team's facilities. "It wouldn't surprise if Brandon Scherff was also on a long list of potential offensive line visitors," Wagoner wrote. "The Rams seem comfortable with the idea of going with a young, inexperienced line next year at this point."
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 4 - 4:45 PM

Stanford T Andrus Peat "may be the best ready-to-go, pass-blocking tackle in this draft and should have a better career than his dad," wrote CBS Sports' Frank Cooney.

Peat's father, Todd, was an 11th-round pick in 1987 who played seven years of offensive line for the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals and Los Angeles Raiders. "Scouts suggest Peat lacks a mean streak or toughness, but they rave about that agile footwork and ability to slide and glide into the face of pass rushers," Cooney wrote. "However, he had one nightmarish game against Utah's pass-rushing outside linebacker Nate Orchard that remains a bad chapter on his resume." The prospect believes his Stanford experience will ease his transition into the NFL. "The pro style scheme has really prepared me. It's a great culture of offensive linemen: David DeCastro, Cameron Fleming, David Yankey. My coaches have prepared me," Peat said.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 1 - 8:37 PM

Stanford T Andrus Peat is scheduled to visit the Jets on Thursday, according to Kimberly A. Martin.

We aren't sure where Peat could be targeted in the draft. He is almost certainly a first-round pick, but No. 6 is not in his projected range. Peat is extremely powerful moving forward in the running game but lacks the same strength in pass protection and gives up a handful of negative plays per game. He will likely stay on the left side in the NFL.
Mar 31 - 10:42 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Stanford T Andrus Peat as the No. 2 offensive lineman in the class.

Peat finds himself looking up at only Iowa OL Brandon Scherff. "Peat has the physical tools to be an upper-echelon run blocker with pass-protection ability, but he needs to improve his technique in order to protect with consistency," Zierlein wrote. "Peat has been well-coached and is one of the most game-ready offensive linemen in this year's draft." Peat compares to Charles Spencer, according to the analyst. A second-team All-American in 2014, Peat is expected to go in the middle of Round 1. Peat has one major thing going for him: He's arguably the only prospect in the class that scouts believe with 90-percent-plus certainty will be an NFL starter at left tackle.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 21 - 5:04 PM

Stanford T Andrus Peat "worked out better at left tackle than at right tackle" at Stanford's pro day, according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.

"Peat -- who has 33 3/4-inch arms -- had a good pro day workout. He actually worked out better at left tackle than at right tackle, which is good for him. Peat is the son of Todd Peat, who played six seasons as a guard in the NFL," Brandt wrote. The Stanford prospect posted a 10 1/2-foot broad jump, and stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine. At the combine, Peat ran a solid 40 time(5.18), with a 4.62 short shuttle.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 20 - 4:07 PM