The No. 13 pick of the 2015 draft (Andrus Peat) will make the first start of his career against Philadelphia on Sunday on the left side, forced into the starting lineup by a left knee injury to Terron Armstead that has kept the Saints’ best offensive lineman out of practice all week long, even though he was able to battle through it to finish off the win over the Dallas Cowboys last week.Ha ha, sure.
“I think his confidence is good,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “Shoot, he’s a first-round pick at left tackle, and I think he’s prepared. He’ll be ready to go.”
Just remember these are the precious years. Sooner or later, they're all grown up.
“At some point, they go,” Payton said. “At some point, the rookie kicker kicks, or the young receiver goes, Terron Armstead a few year ago at Carolina. At some point, they go.”