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Andrus Peat | Tackle

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

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Stanford T Andrus Peat reminds Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar of D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Joe Thomas.
"There are times when Peat absolutely kills it on his tape—at 6'7'' and 313 pounds, he has the range and athleticism to dominate enemy defenders at the highest level," Farrar wrote. "Once he gets his feet set and his arms up in pass protection, it's all over. But I do question Peat's ability to run-block consistently, and while I would never question his 'finisher's mentality' as some have done, there are times when I would like to see a little more nastiness from him. And it may be easier to get better and more technique than it is to develop that hard-ass edge. I could be wrong about Peat, and I do love his tape overall, but I'd hesitate on picking him unless I was sure that he was going to bring that attitude to my team." Interestingly, Peat has become perhaps the draft's most divisive tackle. Curious, that, as he's one of the only elite OT prospects who evaluators are certain can remain at left tackle. Feb 26 - 11:57 PM

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NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks ranked Stanford T Andrus Peat as the No. 1 OT in his most recent dispatch of position rankings.

Peat jumped up from No. 4 in Brooks' last installment. Why did Peat leap Brandon Scherff, Cedric Ogbuehi and La'el Collins? "Peat is certainly making a compelling case to evaluators that he has the tools to play the marquee position as a pro," Brooks wrote. "He is as technically sound as any player at the position, yet he also possesses the size, strength and balance to handle power rushers off the edge." At the combine, the 6-foot-7, 313-pounder had a good 40 time (5.18), broad jump (8-9) and short shuttle (4.62).
Source: NFL.com
Feb 26 - 9:22 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that the "Saints, Texans and Lions would all make sense for [Stanford T Andrus Peat], and a team looking for a left tackle could potentially snag him earlier."

"He's kind of got a unique body type, as he's very thick in the lower body, but his numbers were very good," McShay wrote. "He's a young prospect at just 21 years old, so there's a lot of potential for him to get better, and he's the most talented left tackle prospect in this class. He had his ups and downs if you watch the tape, but his best performances were excellent (particularly versus Washington)." Peat is coming off a great combine. The 6-foot-7, 313-pounder had a good 40 time (5.18), broad jump (8-9) and short shuttle (4.62).
Feb 23 - 7:57 PM

An NFL scout said Stanford T Andrus Peat is "the most talented (O-lineman)."

"Ready-made NFL player," another scout said. "Left tackle or right tackle. Little bit like Jake Matthews. He won't be an overly dominating type athlete but just sound. Bigger than Jake. A very good, solid player, no question about it." Peat patterns his game after Cowboy Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith. The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder has 34 3/8-inch arms and 10 5/8-inch hands.
Feb 22 - 8:01 PM

Stanford T Andrus Peat patterns his game after Cowboy Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith.

Peat called himself a "knee-bender with long arms." Smith, of course, was a raw prospect nonetheless drafted in the top 10 who then blossomed into an elite talent. Smith is an astute yard marker for Peat to measure himself after. The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder, who started 26 consecutive games to close out his collegiate career, is a dynamic run blocker who has thus far lacked assertiveness when on an island in pass protection. Perhaps, like Smith, he will clean up his issues quickly in the pros.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 19 - 6:36 PM

Stanford T Andrus Peat made his debut at No. 14 on Mel Kiper's Big Board.

Peat also leaped from Kiper's No. 5 OT to No. 2 in a recent dispatch of positional rankings. "The more time I spend on Peat the more I think he has the ability to be a good left tackle in the NFL, and that makes him pretty valuable," Kiper wrote. "He's got the frame you want, with a thick lower half but good length, and the feet are pretty good. Where he'll get himself in trouble is in giving too much respect to good speed-rushers and losing the fundamentals. Peat can show impressive power going downhill and he'll de-cleat a defender when he gets to turn inside and block down. I'm more sold on the upside than I was at times during the year." The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder is likely to hear his name called on Day 1.
Feb 18 - 10:49 PM

Stanford T Andrus Peat jumped from No. 5 to No. 2 in Mel Kiper's tackle rankings.

"With Peat, the rise is based on a couple of things. First, I simply got to spend more time on his tape and liked what I saw," Kiper wrote. "Second, there are questions here about who can stay at tackle (both Scherff and Collins are considered future guards depending on which evaluator you're talking to), but I think Peat has a good shot to stick at tackle and succeed there." The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder is a dynamic run blocker, but his habit of standing up and lacking assertiveness in pass protection has led to struggles. We think those are issues that can be cleaned up.
Feb 18 - 2:09 PM

Stanford T Andrus Peat "is a big, physical run blocker, but there are concerns from some about his pass-protection abilities," noted NFL.com.

"He did not play all that well against Utah, which had four sacks against Stanford," added College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "It will be interesting to compare his combine numbers with those of the other top linemen. Despite the concerns, Peat -- whose dad, Todd, was a guard in the NFL for six years -- could be the first tackle off the board." The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder started 26 consecutive games after taking over the starting left tackle job for the 2013 season opener. He is indeed a dynamic run blocker. Peat's propensity to stand up and lack assertiveness has led to struggles when he's on an island in pass protection, though we think those are issues that can be cleaned up.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 13 - 2:05 PM

Stanford junior T Andrus Peat catapulted from No. 31 to No. 11 on Todd McShay's Big Board, published Wednesday.

"Peat has the ideal physical tools you look for in a starting NFL left tackle," McShay wrote. "He displays good length, a strong anchor, a powerful upper body and excellent overall agility in pass protection. As a run-blocker, he has the power base to drive defenders off the ball. On tape, his football instincts appear to be good, and he flashes a nasty side on occasion. Consistency is a concern." The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder started 26 consecutive games after taking over the starting left tackle job for the 2013 season opener. Everybody agrees he's a dynamic run blocker, but Peat must clean up his propensity to stand up and lack assertiveness when pass blocking. He's far more effective moving forward than backward.
Jan 29 - 6:19 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt wrote that Stanford junior T Andrus Peat "is a bit of a throwback in that he's a left tackle who is a much better run blocker than he is a pass blocker (and he's already a pretty good pass blocker)."

"Because of his athleticism and long arms, he should have no trouble learning how to do a better job in pass protection," Brandt wrote. "I would not be surprised to see him start at left tackle in his first year in the league." Peat is indeed a dynamic run blocker. His propensity to stand up and lack assertiveness has led to struggles when he's on an island in pass protection, though we agree that those are issues that can be cleaned up.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 29 - 1:00 AM

Stanford junior T Andrus Peat "plays upright and overextends too much," wrote NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah.

The entire analysis doesn't read quite as incendiary: "[Peat] has a massive frame and quick feet but he plays upright and overextends too much," Jeremiah wrote. "He does have strong hands to torque and turn in [the] run game." That combination of size and speed make Peat a dynamic run blocker, though his propensity to stand up has led to struggles when he's on an island in pass protection. Peat announced he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft earlier this week.
Jan 7 - 1:37 PM

Stanford junior T Andrus Peat announced he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

Peat appeared to waver back and forth on his decision for the 2015 season, but this is the expected choice. Many first-round left tackles have struggled early on in the NFL. We love how strong Peat is in the running game, however, he has his struggles holding up on an island in pass protection. He does not exhibit the same strength and assertiveness as he does moving forward.
Jan 6 - 7:52 PM

Contrary to media reports, Stanford junior T Andrus Peat has not made a final decision regarding the NFL Draft, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"[Peat] met with the Cardinal coaching staff yesterday but I'm told no final decision," Pauline reported. "Sources expect word later this week." Pauline is directly refuting Yahoo Sports writer Rand Getlin's Monday report that Peat will enter the draft. "Peat is weighing his desire to return to college versus the economic advantage of turning pro," Pauline added. Stay tuned.
Jan 5 - 3:49 PM

Stanford junior T Andrus Peat will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to Rand Getlin.

Peat seemed to waver on his decision for some time despite many expecting he would leave for the draft. The Stanford left tackle has earned a lot of praise throughout his career, and some of that honestly is due to the program he comes from. We think Peat is very strong as a run blocker, but he has more than the occasional issue in pass protection.
Jan 5 - 12:32 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that news about Stanford junior T Andrus Peat's NFL intentions is non-existent.

"I inquired about Andrus Peat and was told all quiet on the western front as no one has been told about agent meetings or otherwise for the Stanford tackle," Pauline wrote. This reports jives with everything written about Peat over the last several months. Most recently, Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin reported in mid-December that Peat was "on the fence" about turning pro. ESPN's Mel Kiper writes that Peat "likely goes in Round 1" if he declares for the draft early.
Jan 3 - 7:27 PM