Players to Watch: Saints vs. Cardinals

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Andrus Peat 

Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Andrus Peat (Stanford) poses for a photo with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number 13th overall pick to the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Andrus Peat made the list for an entirely different reason than the previous three players. Peat is beginning his rookie season in the NFL. He was selected in the first round of the 2015 draft by the Saints as the 13th overall pick.

Peat played for three season at Stanford before opting out of his senior year to join the draft.

But what makes this game so special for Peat is, this is where he grew up. Peat graduated from Corona del Sol High School in 2012 and where he was a USA Today All-American.

Peat won numerous awards while at Stanford for his on-field performances, including second-team All-American in 2014, All-Pac-12 second team and Most Outstanding Sophomore in 2013.

Sunday, he will make is NFL debut in a career that has basically come full-circle.