It's not everyday a team can almost lock in their fifth-round pick in February. In fact, with Terron Armstead's outstanding Combine workout it is possible the Arkansas-Pine Bluff offensive tackle might climb up draft boards.
He certainly raised scouts' eyebrows when he officially clocked a 4.71 40-yard dash in Indianapolis. Luckily for him, he also wowed with a 34.5 inch vertical jump and 112 inch broad jump. For a 6'5", 309-pound left tackle, Armstead exhibited rare athleticism at the Combine.
His 31 bench press reps showed he has more than enough strength to play at the NFL level. His film shows he is plenty strong and agile. He is the perfect fit for the left tackle spot in Sean Payton's offense, with his ability to effectively move in space and make blocks down the field.
In pass protection he also does a wonderful job of making contact with the defender and quickly releasing his hands while continuing to move his feet. That is something every scout looks for in a tackle prospect.
The Saints might leave Indianapolis a little disappointed Armstead climbed up draft boards. But at least it can be rest assured they will get a great offensive tackle prospect if they are able to secure his services.