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2015 NFL Combine: Andrus Peat says 'It was always my dream' to play for Cardinals

The tackle prospect would love to follow in his father's footsteps.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals were  mentioned by one of the top tackle prospects in this year's NFL Draft. On Wednesday, offensive line prospects were weighed, measured and addressed the media, including tackle Andrus Peat, a tackle prospect from Stanford who is an Arizona prep product.

Peat comes from a football family. His father, Todd Peat, was a guard in the NFL for several seasons, playing for the Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders. He played for the Cardinals in St. Louis and also when they first moved to Arizona.

The younger Peat, who played left tackle at Stanford and is projected to be drafted in the first round in April, told reporters "when I was younger it was always my dream to play for one of those teams just to kind of follow in his footsteps."

The Cardinals pick 24th in the first round. Some mock drafts project him to be available when the Cardinals are on th clock.

They don't need a left tackle, but with right tackle Bobby Massie entering the final year of his contract, they could use a right tackle.

Peat said he "definitely could" play right tackle, as he did play there "a little bit" in high school. he has also been working some on the right side in his draft preparation since he could be expected to play right tackle in the pros, especially early on.

He has never played guard before, but he said "if that's what my coach asked me to do, I'm sure I could do it." He said he could get help and advice from his dad, who played guard.

If that is the case, perhaps the Cardinals would be interested in adding him. He has the pedigree. He has the local ties. He looks the part. If he could play guard and be good at it, as well as have positional flexibility, he could make a very good prospect for the Cardinals offense.