2015 NFL Draft Profile: Andrus Peat, OT Stanford


Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat is a tall, agile player showing the potential to be either a right or left tackle at the NFL level.  Sadly, he might not be completely excellent at either of those positions.

Right now, Peat would be a bit of a project for a team willing to take a chance on him.  Luckily, he does have the necessary tools to succeed.  He’s agile enough to be a good blindside protector, but lacks a lot of the technique that will be necessary at the pro level.  He’s a powerful run blocker, but is inconsistent with his levels of effort and ability to finish.

Andrus Peat will be one of those high risk/high reward prospects that could pay huge dividends if he can realize his potential.  Because of that, he could find himself waiting a little while on the first day of the 2015 NFL Draft before he is selected.  However, a team will definitely want a player of his potential on their team and make him a first round selection.

He could still be a day one starter for a team if they taper their expectations of Peat and don’t expect day one dominance.

Oct 18, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Stanford Cardinal offensive tackle Andrus Peat (70) against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. The Sun Devils defeated the Cardinal 26-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Combine Measurables:

  • Height: 6’7″
  • Weight: 313 pounds
  • Arm Length: 34.375″
  • Hand Size: 10.625″
  • 40 Yard Dash: 5.18 seconds
  • Bench Press: N/A
  • Vertical Jump: 31″
  • Broad Jump: 105″
  • 3 Cone Drill: 8.01 seconds
  • 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.62 seconds

Draft Projection

Andrus Peat is currently the #14 overall prospect according to CBS Sports and is their #2 offensive tackle in the 2015 NFL Draft class.

NFL Player Comparison

  • NFL.com: Charles Spencer (Houston Texans)
  • CBS Sports: D’Brickashaw Ferguson (New York Jets)

Fit For The Vikings

Minnesota could be looking to bring in some high level competition for the struggling Matt Kalil.  He could also act as a swing tackle for the team if needed.

My Take

As much of a road grader that Andrus Peat is, he just really has no place on the Vikings roster right now.  They have the right tackle position locked up with Loadholt and Matt Kalil will get another shot on the left side.  There are more complete players available for the Vikings at the #11 overall spot and Andrus Peat doesn’t really make sense for them.

**Updated 3/11/15 for content**

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