The Saints have finished locking up their 2015 draft class, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports, who reports (via Twitter) that the club has agreed to terms with first-round offensive tackle Andrus Peat. Peat was the last of the Saints’ nine draft picks who remained unsigned.
As Over The Cap’s data shows, Peat will count for a little over $2MM against the Saints’ cap in 2015. Overall, his four-year contract will be worth $11.393MM, including a signing bonus of approximately $6.546MM. Peat’s deal will also feature a fifth-year option, allowing New Orleans the opportunity to lock him up through the 2019 season.
One of two players selected in the first round by the Saints, Peat was the third offensive lineman to come off the board in this year’s draft. Only Brandon Scherff (No. 5) and Ereck Flowers (No. 9) were picked before Peat, who went to New Orleans with the 13th overall selection. While it’s not clear if Peat will play tackle immediately, given the presence of incumbent starters Terron Armstead and Zach Strief, he should get the opportunity to compete for a starting job somewhere along the line.