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2015 NFL Draft: Stanford OT Andrus Peat enters draft

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Could Stanford left tackle be a possible pick for the Giants at No. 9?

Andrus Peat (70) of Stanford has declared for the 2015 NFL Draft.
Andrus Peat (70) of Stanford has declared for the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat announced Tuesday that he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, news which likely got the attention of the New York Giants.

We are still a long way from figuring out for certain who goes where in the upcoming draft, and we have all-star games and the combine yet to come. As of now, though, Peat would have to be a player considered to be in the conversation for the Giants at No. 9 if he is still on the board.

The 6-foot-7, 316-pound junior left tackle is No. 6 overall on the Big Blue View Big Board, making him the top-rated lineman on the board.

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks calls Peat a "pro-ready offensive tackle."

NFL.com also says Peat "has excellent size and high-level athleticism. He is quick off the snap and can be a road-grader in the running game. He also has the feet and agility to become a high-level pass protector."

CBS Sports ranks Peat No. 11 on its Big Board, and says Peat "has the rare traits" to play there at the NFL level.

Before the news broke that Peat would enter the draft, ESPN's Todd McShay said during a conference call that "There's a lot of good offensive tackles in this year's class, but there's not that one exceptional tackle."

Does Peat's presence in the draft change that?