Stanford OT Andrus Peat declaring for NFL Draft per report

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Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat is reportedly opting to forgo his final season in Palo Alto and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports.  Listed 6’7″ 316lbs, Peat’s combination of length and athleticism may offer the most upside in a tackle class that is one of the stronger positions in the NFL Draft.  Inconsistency has been the biggest issue for Peat in his time at Stanford but he could end up being an early first round pick on his potential as much as anything else.

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Andrus is the son of former NFL player Todd Peat, who played six seasons in the league.  The range for where Peat could end up being drafted will be interesting as the class has a significant amount of talent in a league that cannot get enough talented 300lbers.  It is conceivable that a team could fall in love with Peat and take him in the top 15 picks but questions with consistency could drop him out of the first round entirely.

From an athleticism standpoint, he can do everything a team could want as well as his ability to be a terrific run blocker.  In that respect, there could be those who see him in a similar light as they did with Greg Robinson, the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.  Robinson was an incredible athlete with remarkable strength but a lot of issues in pass protection and consistency in run blocking raised questions.  In his rookie season, Robinson took a while to get on the field for the St. Louis Rams and played left guard for them as opposed to left tackle, which is ultimately what they hope he can be.  Peat could conceivably fall into the same trap early in his career.