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Teams to test OT Armstead at TE at pro day

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by RS12, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    NFL.com's Gil Brandt reports teams want to test Arkansas-Pine Bluff OT Terron Armstead at TE during his pro day.
    Armstead ran a 4.71 40-yard dash and weighed in at 305 pounds at the combine only days ago. He's very athletic and fluid for his size, which makes him an intriguing fit at tight end. If he does make the move at tight end, he would undoubtedly become faster but also would be a big-time project. Feb 28 - 1:52 PM
    Source: Gil Brandt on Twitter
  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, wonder if he could actually play TE.
  3. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd bet money he could be a blocking TE.
  4. kirkjrk

    kirkjrk Active Member

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    And a RT or LT and possibly a short yardage runner. I saw him last year on a screen pass to the OT(him), which I had never seen or heard of before. Couple him with Barrett Jones and Callahan would have so much versatility that he wouldn't know what to do with it.
  5. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    I brought this up after his 40. Depends on if he can run routes and catch the ball. He'd be difficult to defend esp in the RZ.
  6. Thatkidbob

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    Same here.

    He'd be an awesome blocking tight end and, as Kirk mentioned, he has shown some ability to catch the ball. I'm intrigued... I think the right coach could get a lot out of this guy.
  7. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    He's so big I'm worried he would not be an every down player. But using him as an OT and a TE is possible. He'd create some problems near the goal line if they lined him up as eligible.
  8. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    I also suggested this in one of my mocks. But that was back when he was considered a mid to late 2nd day pick. He is rising just as fast as Silatolu did last draft.

    But for different reasons.
  9. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    He should be versatile. I don't see him as a first round OT. If he can play TE then I see him as a low first round OT/TE but most likely 2nd round. He will take time to develop so he doesn't need to go too high. 3rd is right but the hype will make a team that wants him pick earlier. Interesting player.
  10. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Is he being looked at as a TE because he isnt a very good OT prospect and more of just an athlete though?

    I cant comment because I really haven't seen him play. Just seems weird that a team would even think about taking him away from a premium position like OT to move him to TE if he had a real shot at playing OT in the NFL.
  11. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I would want to see if he could play OT at a high level first. Blocking TEs are nice but starting OTs have way more value. (odds are he'll never be a great receiving target)
  12. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    I want Armstead and have for some time now.....I think he would be a great bookend along with Smith.

    I would like us to draft at least 3 OL in this draft....at the same time, I would like to trade down in a couple of rounds and add picks.

    OT - Armstead (Lane is my top choice, but he is so gone by 18 IMO)
    OG - Cooper or Bailey
    C - Schwenke

    Armstead, Bailey, and Schwenke, along with Smith would give us the fastest OL in the NFL. With their athleticism and speed, we could flourish in a fast paced offense.

    If we can acquire a 7th, I would like to get OT Marquardt...he is 6-8 and very athletic. He could be a reserve OT, along with Parnell, as well as a receiving option when we are inside the 5 or have a hail mary.
  13. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Terron Armstead did nothing to slow his rapid ascent up draft boards by participating in positional drills at Arkansas Pine-Bluff's pro day on Monday.

    Representatives from at least 15 NFL teams were present, and he continues to line up private workouts for teams, including the Dallas Cowboys.

    A relative unknown entering the pre-draft process despite being a first-team All-SWAC player each of the past three seasons, Armstead enjoyed a strong week at the Shrine Game and then blew up the athletic testing at the combine by setting a combine record for offensive linemen with a 4.71-second 40-yard dash and posting a 34.5-inch vertical jump and a 112-inch broad jump. A high school state champion in the shot put (long was 62'3"), he also put up 31 reps at 225 pounds at the combine.

    Armstead is the No. 5-rated offensive tackle and 50th-ranked prospect overall by NFLDraftScout.com. A team betting on Armstead's significant upside might gamble on him even earlier. A terrific athlete, Armstead signed with Arkansas-Pine Bluff because it was the only school that would allow him to compete in both football and track.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/...mstead-draws-nfl-crowd-to-arkansas-pine-bluff

    I am starting to think they really like this guy.
  14. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I think so too.

    He'd be way better off to stay at OT though. The guy has great upside, imo.
    I'd love to have him here if we could get him later.
  15. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    That seems obvious. I think the question is about him being a complete TE.

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    [B]Player            Ht      Wt     40      10      Bench   Vert       BJ[/B]
    Terron Armstead  6046    [B]306    [/B]4.71    1.64      31    34 1/2    09'04"
    Rob Gronkowski   6062    [B]258[/B]    4.68    1.58      23    33 1/2    09'11"
    
    
    Most OLineman that are are in the lighter weight category bulk up as much as possible before they get to the combine. There is a good possibility that Armstead's numbers would be better then Gronkowski's across the board if he dropped down to about 290 lbs.
  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I assume starting LTs make more, on average, than starting TEs...let alone blocking TEs.

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