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
3. Andrus Peat – Stanford – 6’7″, 313 lbs – 34 3/8″ arms – no bench press numbers
Andrus Peat of Stanford is an interesting prospect. There is a lot to like but does he meet the qualifications of a bully that I am looking for? Peat has three games available to watch on draftbreakdown, and I have watched all three.
Of all the tackle prospects on this list, Peat is the one I have the hardest time defining. He’s not the typical “athletic” tackle like Ogbuehi, Fisher and Humphries, but he’s not quite as physically impressive from a strength perspective as those that I have put on my “bully” list. He’s almost a “tweener” between the two groups. If I could take that even a step further, it’s almost like Peat has the lower body of a bully, but the upper body of one of the more athletic tackles. That’s why I find it so interesting (or concerning?) that Peat didn’t do the bench press at either the combine or his pro day. Finally, it’s almost like he’s two different players in run and pass blocking. In the run game he plays more physical and when using his lower body with leverage he gets good push, but in pass protection he doesn’t play with that same power.
Don’t just take my word for it……
"Tall with a thick lower body and well-proportioned frame. Has good knee bend and movement for a power player … Powerful drive blocker with explosive hips. Plays with leverage and leg drive to mow down overmatched defenders. Punishes defensive tackles when asked to secure with a down-block."
Then contrast that with this from Dane Brugler’s draft guide:
"… mechanics tend to come and go … aggressive jabs, but not overpowering and his hand placements needs refined, landing outside too often … inconsistent anchor and base strength, struggling with leverage."
This was by far the hardest call for me. He has more bully potential than the three athletic left tackle prospects that I said I would pass on for the Chiefs, but he has less bully potential than the other bullies on the list. In the end, I think I would pass on Peat in favor of the other power prospects on this list. That said, if the Chiefs drafted him, I wouldn’t absolutely hate it, I would just hope he works on his upper body going forward.