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Andrus Peat's Weaknesses = Awfully Convenient For Us


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I'm sure my opinion will be seen as a little biased, but the scouting reports bode well for a certain someone we just drafted.

WEAKNESSES

Left tackle displaying some edge fear. Technique breaks down when facing wide rushers with juice off the snap. Opens up prematurely and turns into a lunger. Waist-bender. Will lead with head and hands, hoping to land a strike and engulf the edge speed. Needs to improve angle of pass sets against speed. Has direction-change issues when moving in space. Gets stuck to first block too long, allowing second-level target to escape over top. Has issues with sustaining blocks on second level and doesn't always work feet to improve positioning when blocking laterally.

WEAKNESSES: Isn't the dominating force in the running game that his great size implies. Comes off the ball too high and doesn't explode through his hips to drive opponents backward, settling to turn and seal. In pass pro, he will occasionally get lazy and bend at the waist, leaning into pass rushers and inviting counter-moves back to the inside. Doesn't play with the nastiness scouts would prefer and has drawn the "soft" label from some.

CONS

  • Isn't as powerful as Stanford O-Lineman typically are
  • More of a 'grabber' than a 'puncher'
  • Lacks the nasty streak you'd ideally like out of a 6'6" offensive lineman
  • Inconsistent pad level and knee bend; will sometimes bend at the waist and allow speed rushers to bend around the edge

laugh.png As someone who's been super against Peat, seeing the Saints pick him is music to my ears. Think we're in for a fun season.

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Anyone else feel they made a knee-jerk pick because we got the best Pass Rusher in the draft?

They were obviously high on Beasley, and feel that he will be a dominant Pass Rusher considering they tried to go up to 6 for him.

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I gotcha. Really disliked him when I was looking at tackles myself. I just like linemen who finish and look nasty as heck, and he doesn't fit that, and he plays high. So I like that they chose him.

He'll be playing RT for the Saints though so who knows how much Beasley will even line up against him.

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He'll be playing RT for the Saints though so who knows how much Beasley will even line up against him.

You think? I heard some people who thought he'd play LT, but I get that. Hmm. At RT he'll do a lot better, he has a pretty rock solid base. Can handle the rushers that rely on power better probably. That changes my stance on the pick a bit.

Of course, I don't think a RT at 13 is great value...but I dunno. Do you see him as a permanent RT?

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You think? I heard some people who thought he'd play LT, but I get that. Hmm. At RT he'll do a lot better, he has a pretty rock solid base. Can handle the rushers that rely on power better probably. That changes my stance on the pick a bit.

Of course, I don't think a RT at 13 is great value...but I dunno. Do you see him as a permanent RT?

I agree its not great value unless at some point that have him switch to LT, but who knows. I agree he will fare better on the right side starting out so his pass pro can improve. I think in the long run he could be a very good LT. Lance Zierlien had him mocked to us at one point with Jake kicking over to RT.

I'm not sure. I was kind of surprised to read that he was going to play on the right side because i think many people thought he was the best LT prospect.

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His feet are terrible, he got destroyed by Orchard last year, imagine what Beasley will do when lined up against him.

Lol his feet are not terrible not sure what you are talking about. Big deal Orchard got him ahhhh noo. I guess he is garbage then.

He was still thought of as one of the best OT's in this draft. Long arms, big hands, very athletic and very smooth. Yes he wasn't an elite pass blocker, but he wasn't bad by any means. He is just a superior run blocker.

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Peat will probably play RT but there is even talk he could be moved to G.

At any rate, I think he might have been a bit of reach for the Aints even though it was at a position of need.

Wasn't a reach. There was a lot of talk about the Jets liking him and a lot of talk about him going in the 8-9 range and the Saints got him at 13.

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Anyone else feel they made a knee-jerk pick because we got the best Pass Rusher in the draft?

They were obviously high on Beasley, and feel that he will be a dominant Pass Rusher considering they tried to go up to 6 for him.

Oh yes, I got that very impression. I was upstairs watching the draft, while the wife (an avid fan herself) was watching one of her shows. I immediately ran down, told her to hit the pause button and shouted "the Saints picked an OT to counter Beasley!"

I don't have a crystal ball, but I can't wait to see this matchup. Brees has had it WAY to easy the past few years against us. Honestly I am salivating at the prospect of watching him under some real pressure from us for a change. I highly respect Drew Brees, but he had it on easy mode against the horrible defenses Mike Smith fielded against him.

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Went back and watched as many Peat games as I could since it's my day off and I'm dogsitting. Yeah, he's athletic, but he's jerky and grabby. And I constantly see him walking - not even jogging, walking - while the play is still going. He isn't vicious or mean the way I like to see. I can't make myself be afraid of him.

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You have to consider he is only three years out of high school. Lots of offensive linemen redshirt and then get drafted as fifth year seniors, so he is way behind other players' development. The Saints historically do a good job developing linemen so he could be really good in a year or two when he is the same age as a lot of prospects are right now.

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