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5 Takeaways From New Orleans Saints Rookie Minicamp

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Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Andrus Peat (Stanford) poses for a photo with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number 13th overall pick to the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

1. Offensive tackle Andrus Peat proves he’s worth the first pick

The New Orleans Saints surprised a bit when they drafted Stanford OT Andrus Peat with the No. 13 overall pick, but Drew Brees‘ protection is crucial for the team’s success.

It seems like Peat is the one that truly stood out among all the rookies over the weekend, impressing coaches with his size and athleticism.  Taking reps at both right and left tackle, it seems like the right side may be eventually be his spot.

After a solid start for Peat, Saints’ current starting right tackle, Zach Strief, knows he may be in danger.  “He’s (Peat) taking my job eventually,” Strief said. “That is definitely happening. At some point, that’s happening. My job and my role is to make that take as long as possible. And that’s how I’ll approach it.”

However, Strief has no problem assisting in the development of Peat, saying he’ll be doing everything he can to push the rookie to be better.  With Pro-Bowl potential, Peat made his presence felt all weekend.

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