clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2015 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford

New, comments

Is Andrus Peat the best pure tackle in this draft class?

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants need a few more pieces on the offensive line to really become solid in that aspect. We all saw what the Cowboys were able to accomplish by investing some great pieces into their front line protectors. Enter Andrus Peat. A Stanford Cardinal, Peat was a recent declaration for the draft and one of the premier linemen available. Is he worth a high pick?

Pros

- Outstanding build. Looks every bit the part at 6-foot-7, 313 pounds. Great arm length at 34 3/8", and powerful lower base.

- Quickest offensive lineman off the snap in the draft.

- Anchors very well in pass protection and feet are good enough to mirror and keep up with elite rushers.

- Rare athleticism and it shows any time he goes downfield.

- Understands leverage and rarely allows the defender to get arms underneath shoulder pads and control him

Cons

- Run blocking is good, but not elite.

- Speed rushers will get the best of him sometimes if they've got good bend

- Underwhelming at first contact. If the defender fends off first punch, better chance to succeed.

Combine Weigh-InsTight ends Offensive linemen

Does He Fit With The Giants?

Not just "a fit," but "THE fit" for the Giants. He seems like a tackle only, given his length. Played mostly on the left side in college, but I don't foresee any trouble going to the right. He doesn't drive players off the ball as well as you'd like, but he's highly intelligent and very quick and you can see him seal his assignment off very well. He can play in a ZBS scheme and his short area quickness is exactly what the team needs. If you believe Justin Pugh can succeed at guard, I don't see a better fit for the Giants than Andrus Peat at right tackle.

Prospect Video

Big Board Rankings

Big Blue View - 6

Mocking The Draft - 25

CBS Sports - 10

Draft Tek - 15

Final Thoughts

His draft stock is all over the place, but we here at BBV feel strongly that he's an easy top10 pick. The problem most of the other sites have is that he isn't a dominant run blocker like a Brandon Scherff or La'el Collins. That's important, but so is pass protection and upside, and I believe Peat beats both of them in that regard. He's got length, he's got strength, and he's got quickness. He's got his lapses and he sometimes is disappointing on tape, but the consistency is mostly there. A top 10 pick for me and if he were chosen by the Giants, I'd be extremely happy.