Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
At 6’5″ and 306LBs, Terron Armstead is the ideal size for the modern NFL tackle. He’s big, strong, and as evident at the combine, fast.
Coming from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), Armstead hadn’t really made a name for himself in the national sphere. However, he did get called up to the Senior Bowl as an injury replacement for Tennessee’s Dallas Thomas.
Things changed for Armstead at the combine. Jaws dropped at his 4.71 40 yard dash. Linemen aren’t supposed to run that fast–especially 306LB linemen. His time was better than Manti Te’o's 4.82 and many other players in the spotlight. During linemen drills, Armstead impressed scouts with his quick footwork, proving that he is a true athlete. However, he’ll need to continue to improve upon his lower body strength to take on an NFL-style bull rush. We’ll see how he does at his pro day on March 4th.
Armstead’s performance got him trending on Twitter and made him the talk of combine week. Scouts think they’ve found something special, so don’t be surprised if he’s taken mid-2nd round.