Makes him sound like Jonathan Martin from Stanford. "Doesn't take well to hard coaching" He gets overpowered and knocked off the ball a lot, i wouldn't call that focus
All depends on who and what you read. Todd McShay says he's the best tackle in the draft and the only tackle worthy of a top 10 pick. He also says Scherff is worthy of a top 10 pick as a guard. But those are the only two worthy of top 10 pick. http://www.nj.com/gi...kle_andrus.html
Scout Lance Zierlein ended up putting Peat as his top tackle in the draft, one that he said he was surprised by, but he seemed confident in that evaluation. Jason La Canfora reported that there was a tremendous amount of buzz for Peat going in the top nine picks. Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting stated that at the combine, based on what he was hearing from scouts and team executives, he gave Peat the "best odds" for being the tackle taken in the top 10. Dane Brugler has him now as his best tackle. Bucky Brooks has had him rated as his best tackle. Ourlads has had him as their top tackle and through their sources have noted that he's killed his interviews, that he's a film nut and "knows his opponents better than they know themselves."
Russ Lande has had Peat as one of his top tackles as has Greg Gabriel, who states "don't be surprised if come draft day, Peat is the first offensive lineman drafted. Not too many have his combination of size, strength, athleticism, and production. He looks like a future Pro Bowl type tackle and will play right away." Draft Insider Tony Pauline has him as a top 10 player in this draft and "won't get past the St. Louis Rams at 10 and could even go earlier."
Nolan Nawrocki called Peat in his draft guide "one of the best offensive tackle prospects in the last decade." Truly, truly high praise. One of the issues regarding Peat is this reputation of being "soft" which has been debunked in his interviews, as his father forbade him from playing football, but he ignored him and played anyway, displaying a passion for the game. College Football Focus rated Peat as the only highly-rated offensive tackle that ended up in their top 10 in both pass protection and run blocking. Matt Miller recently just stated that he talked to a lot of former offensive linemen and scouts and stated he needed to move Andrus Peat up because the most important part of an OT's game is "recovery, and Peat is the best at it." The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel does a GREAT feature where they poll anonymous scouts and get their take on a lot of these prospects. Four of the scouts they polled stated that he'd be the first offensive tackle taken. The quote they used were "He's got everything. The size, the bend, the feet, the tenacity .... he's the top tackle."
The final guy (and in my opinion, the most important guy) who thinks Peat would be a great pick is of course, Invictus XI, who believes Peat has the footwork, first step, and power to have Pro Bowl upside at tackle.
Peat has NFL bloodlines as his father, Todd Peat, was a guard for years with the Cardinals and Raiders and right or wrong, that's something the Giants have been connected with. They take players with NFL bloodlines. On top of that, the Giants LOVE taking highly-rated high school prospects. Peat? Oh yeah, he got more than 20 Division 1 scholarship offers at some of the best football schools. Did I mention how young he is? He's 21 years old, a full two years younger than Brandon Scherff.
So he is a highly-decorated, young, intelligent player with NFL bloodlines that did well in interviews and plays at a position of need and high positional value. Connect the dots. This guy is my odds on favorite to be the pick".
The Bronco fans are praying that Peat falls so they can get him and the fans are talking about trading up.
Regardless - you can find people who say "Peat is garbage" as well as "Peat is the best tackle to come out of college in a decade". Take your pick.
Here's what his coach at Stanford says about him: http://www.nfl.com/n...-jonathan-ogden
Here's the Jets fan site has to say about him: http://www.ganggreen...eat-ot-stanford
It's hard to determine which paid analysts are right and which are wrong - they have to spew an opinion in order to keep their jobs. Also, it is impossible to know if there is an ulterior motive for making statements about a player - especially from scouts from teams with late picks hoping to throw dirt on a player so that he might fall to them. It's a game and the only thing that really matters is what the Giants front office and coaches think of him.