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Terron Armstead: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Arkansas-Pine Bluff OT

Ryan HeidrichCorrespondent IIApril 26, 2013

Terron Armstead: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Arkansas-Pine Bluff OT

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    Terron Armstead was not very well-known before the draft process started. The former Arkansas-Pine Bluff star offensive tackle has made a rise up many teams' draft boards. Armstead made his jump onto the draft scene after a wonderful East-West Shrine game. 

    Bleacher Report's Matt Miller has Armstead going in the fourth round in his latest 2013 mock draft. Armstead is a unique talent that could move up in the draft due to the high market for offensive tackles. 

    Here are five things you need to know about Terron Armstead as draft day approaches.  

Background

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    Hometown: Cahokia, Illinois

    School: Arkansas-Pine Bluff

    Major: Technology engineering

    Year: Senior

    Terron Armstead is a stud athlete who chose Arkansas-Pine Bluff because he was able to play football as well as track and field. The monster offensive tackle was an all-state selection in Illinois in both football and track and field in high school. 

Statistics

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    Height: 6' 5" 

    Weight: 306 

    Games: 37 

    Games at left tackle: 12 

    Terron Armstead had a great collegiate career. The amount of games played is important because it shows that Armstead is proven on the offensive line. Getting those 12 games at left tackle his senior year will help him in the draft. 

Draft Process: Combine Results

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    40 yard dash: 4.71 seconds 

    Bench Press: 31 reps

    Vertical Jump: 34.5 inches 

    3-Cone Drill: 7.62 seconds

    20-yard Shuttle: 4.72 seconds

    Terron Armstead made shockwaves when his official 40-yard dash time came in at the combine. He was by far the fastest offensive lineman at the combine and showed with his other results that he has all the tangibles to succeed in the NFL

     

    Stats courtesy of NFL.com

Interesting Facts

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    • Was part of a record breaking high school track and field team.
    • Turned down FBS football scholarships to attend Arkansas-Pine Bluff because they let him participate in track and field.
    • Was an eight-time SWAC champ in track and field. 
    • Three-time All-SWAC football selection. 

Observations

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    "Armstead is a fantastic athlete for the position. He is light on his feet in pass protection, and nimble when on the move." - NFL.com 

    "Armstead has proven he is a premier athlete for his position. He started 12 games at left tackle as a senior, displaying quick and nimble feet. He uses his quickness to gain great position against defensive ends and linebackers, giving him an edge in the one-on-one battles." - Chargers.com 

    "Terron impressed at the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine (running the fastest 40 for an offensive lineman in the history of the Combine) and has been flying up draft boards since. He has the potential to be a top-flight tackle in the league, but could be a year away from being ready to start." - SBNation.com  

    "Needs to improve lower body strength. Can get bull rushed back. Faced sub-par competition. Needs to speed up hands, and be more consistent with his aiming point." - NFL.com

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