New Orleans Saints First Round Draft Choices: Andrus Peat (2015)
The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft will be held on Thursday, April 28, in Chicago, Illinois.
Between now and then, we’ll be looking back at all of the drafts of the New Orleans Saints, from 1967-2015.
Yesterday, we looked back at 2014.
Today, in our final installment, we look at 2015:
The 2015 draft was the 49th draft in the history of the Saints.
The Saints actually had two first round selections in 2015, with picks #13 and #31 but we're going to concentrate on their first selection.
The pick: Andrus Peat, an offensive lineman from Stanford.
A native of Mesa, Arizona, Peat, who was the 13th-overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, will enter his second year with the team in 2016.
The 6-foot-7, 312-pound Peat played in 12 games as a rookie in 2015, including 8 as a starter.
Peat, who play both left guard and left tackle in his rookie campaign, is viewed as a starter at tackle for the Saints for the foreseeable future.
With their second pick in the first round in 2015, the Saints selected Clemson linebacker Stephone Anthony, who started all 16 games at middle linebacker in his rookie season.
Later on in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Saints took Washington linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha in the second round, before selecting Colorado St. quarterback Garrett Grayson and Florida St. defensive back P.J. Williams in the third round.