With the NFL season beginning to wind down, we here at the Grill are going to start breaking down the prospects that will be in this year’s NFL draft. For more information on how are grading works, please visit the prospects Page linked here. This will be one of many scouting reports to come. We will begin by profiling the major prospects in the draft and over time we will expand to cover some small school prospects and hopefully, come draft time, we will have about 100 profiles on prospects.
Name: Andrus Peat
Position: Offensive Tackle
Weight: 312 Pounds
After the jump you will get a breakdown of Andrus Peat’s pro’s and con’s as well as our grade for Peat.
Pros: Peat is an incredibly athletic and polished tackle with the perfect size to be an NFL left tackle. He has great flexibility and uses his hands well. Peat has performed well against some elite pass rushers in the past and has shown that he has the mental fortitude to perform well. He comes from a pro style system so there is not going to be an adjustment for him. He is ready to play and start at left tackle immediately. He is an extraordinary pass blocker who rarely gets beaten.
Cons: He needs to continue to add strength and add a mean streak to become a more dominant run blocker. He struggles against a good bull rushing defensive end.
Our Take: Peat is an extraordinary tackle prospect with very few flaws. He has done a great job getting stronger in his three years at Stanford and his combination of strength, athleticism, and technique is incredible. He is very likely to come in right away and contribute at a high level. He is one of the most polished tackles to enter the draft in a long while. He will always be at least an above average left tackle with the potential to be elite.
Final Grade: 94 Out of 100
After viewing Peat in more detail, I believe that Peat is the top left tackle in the draft, ahead of Ereck Flowers of Miami. He is simply more polished and more natural with the potential to be down right dominate if he can add a little more strength.
Possible Draft Spots: Peat should be a top ten pick at worst with the potential to go in the top five. I could see him going to the Raiders at four or the Redskins at five and falling no lower then the top ten to twelve picks. He is unlucky in that there are not a lot of bad teams in need of a tackle this year.
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