Spotlight on the Outland Trophy
David Shaw has gone through the NFL draft on both sides of the process. He evaluated players for pro teams for nearly a decade in helping front offices make picks as an NFL assistant, and he’s had plenty of players he’s coached on the other side of it.
However, among the hundreds of players the Stanford head coach has laid eyes on, his current left tackle was the one he singled out and compared to a Hall of Famer on the offensive line.
“I don’t know if there’s been anybody else in our conference, in the last eight years, that is as good as Andrus Peat has been and can be. In my entire career, nine years in the NFL, the only offensive lineman that was a step above of where Andrus can be is Jonathan Ogden — one of the best tackles to ever play,” Shaw said Thursday at Pac-12 Media Days. “Besides that special, special player, he’s the most talented I’ve ever been around.