Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat (Associated Press) ORG XMIT: CAMS329


Everybody said the Saints biggest needs were on defense.

Everybody said they would use all of those high picks to move up.

They did neither Thursday by taking tackle Andrus Peat from Stanford.

The team has already bolstered the offensive line in the Jimmy Graham trade by acquiring center Max Unger.

Now where does Peat play? Does he take Ben Grubbs’ spot at guard or does Terron Armstead move over from left tackle.

The guess here is that Peat starts out at guard with the idea of his eventually replacing Zach Strief at right tackle in 2016.

How hard the Saints tried to move up in the first round to get a defensive player won’t be known until Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis speak, but the guess is they did, but asking price was too high.

It still leaves some needs at defense to be addressed, which should happen at No. 31 or Friday in the second and third rounds.

It just goes to show you that mock drafts are worth no more than the paper they’re printed on.