3. Andrus Peat
Cleveland Browns fans who follow mock draft season–and we all do–will remember Andrus Peat, a 6-foot-7 Goliath offensive lineman out of Stanford. Some thought the Browns may take the tackle, but the Ray Farmer led front office opted to go with Danny Shelton at 12.
Farmer got his lineman seven picks later, with Cleveland turning in a draft card with Cam Erving’s name on it.
Peat’s a flawed player, but if he was playing at an all-world level, everybody would be talking about the former 13th selection.
The Saints are probably thinking long and hard about re-signing the veteran, because they’re strapped for cash and Peat doesn’t figure to cost all that much money.
Peat’s best attribute is versatility. He shouldn’t start at left tackle, but he’s cape of filling in. He’d better suited to start at right tackle, or even guard, two positions he’s more than capable of playing.
Pro Football Focus wasn’t kind to Peat, grading him out with a 48.7 mark for 2019. That said, he’s a two-time Pro Bowler who’s flying under the radar and would be affordable.