2015 NFL DRAFT

Andrus Peat, OT

School: Stanford  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 313 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
1521

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.182.981.81- 318'9"4.628.01
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Mock Draft Expert Analysis

  • Cincinnati Bengals | #21
    The Bengals have two solid tackles in Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith but each will be entering the final year of their contracts in 2015. The notoriously frugal Bengals may already be looking ahead to the future, especially if a talent like Peat falls into their lap.
  • St. Louis Rams | #10
    The Rams went offensive line in the top 10 last year and could do it again. Peat has his flaws, but they are fixable.
  • New York Giants | #9
    They have to get better up front and Peat could move in at right tackle and eventually move to the left side. Justin Pugh could move inside to guard.
  • San Diego Chargers | #17
    Andy Reid's had a lot of success grabbing wide receivers early in the draft. Given Alex Smith another weapon he can utilize close to the line of scrimmage only revs up this offense.
 

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Peat is impressive on the hoof and has long arms, broad shoulders and good weight distribution with tree trunks for thighs. Considering his monstrous frame, it is almost unfair that he gains an immediate advantage on his opponent with surprising quickness off the snap. He is balanced and light on his feet to slip out to the second level and can adjust to moving targets. In pass protection, Peat has the agility to slip wide to his left, sealing off speed rushers trying to turn the corner, as well the strength to latch and control defenders. Peat is patient, allowing the defender to come to him, showing good lateral agility and balance to mirror.

WEAKNESSES: Isn't the dominating force in the running game that his great size implies. Comes off the ball too high and doesn't explode through his hips to drive opponents backward, settling to turn and seal. In pass pro, he will occasionally get lazy and bend at the waist, leaning into pass rushers and inviting counter-moves back to the inside. Doesn't play with the nastiness scouts would prefer and has drawn the "soft" label from some.

PLAYER COMPARISON: D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Jets -- Like Ferguson, Peat has the length and athleticism scouts crave in a blindside pass protector. Neither, however, plays with the punishing, combative style that offensive line coaches would prefer.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

During the Jim Harbaugh-David Shaw era, size and strength have been prioritized over athleticism at virtually every position. In Peat, however, the Cardinal boast a massive blocker with rare athleticism.

Peat signed with Stanford as a highly regarded prep and he's proven worthy of his praise, earning playing time as a true freshman on an offensive line filled with NFL talent. He started every game the past two seasons at left tackle for Stanford, earning All-American honors and the Morris Trophy in 2014. The Morris Trophy is a unique award given annually to the best offensive and defensive linemen in the Pac-12, with only rival players - and not coaches or media - given votes.

Massive and surprisingly athletic, the game appears to come easily for Peat and he is one of the few in the 2015 tackle class who possesses the combination of length, balance and fluidity to remain outside at the next level. While boasting undeniable talent, some question whether Peat has the nastiness to ever maximize his full potential, however.

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05/05/2015 - Saints get bulk on line with selection of Peat...It was widely believed the New Orleans Saints would be eying a pass rusher or wide receiver with the first of their two picks in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.But they fooled everyone and filled neither spot with the 13th and 31st selections in the opening round -- the latter coming in the trade that sent All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks in March. The Saints overlooked glaring needs when they passed on Kentucky outside linebacker Alvin "Bud" Dupree and Louisville wideout DeVante Parker with their first choice and instead shocked everyone when they took Stanford tackle Andrus Peat and Clemson inside linebacker Stephone Anthony.

With a desire to beef up an offensive line that at times had quarterback Drew Brees running for his life at times last season, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton took a big step toward making sure the face of the franchise has enough protection for however many years he'll play. While the Saints have two returning starters at the position in third-year pro Terron Armstead, who plays left tackle, with 10-year veteran Zach Strief on the right side, they need to make sure Brees can stay healthy for the final two years of his contract and that trumped the other two areas. - The Sports Xchange

 

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