NFL Draft: New Orleans Saints Select Arkansas-Pine Bluff OT Terron Armstead in 3rd Round

Feb 23, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Arkansas-Pinebluff offensive lineman Terron Armstead takes a rest on the bench after participating in on the field workouts during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

With the 75th pick in the NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select offensive tackle Terron Armstead out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Saints draft a 6 foot 5, 306 lb offensive tackle who many projected might go in the second round. Armstead has very quick feet and will be a great addition to the offensive line.

In his senior year, Armstead started all 12 games at left tackle but currently the Saints have Charles Brown starting at that position. Brown was a second round pick back in the 2010 NFL Draft. Armstead is agile, moves well in space, and is a great athlete. One thing that Armstead brings to the Saints is that he can get to the second level and cuts off linebackers which is good for all the running backs.

With Armstead being so athletic many teams see him as guard but with the Saints having Ben Grubbs and Jahri Evans at those positions there will be competition at the left tackle spot.  Armstead’s only weaknesses are he needs improve his lower body strength and could get lost in space.

According to NFL.com, they compared Armstead to Duane Brown, who is the current offensive tackle of the Houston Texans.

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Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, New Orleans Saints, Terron Armstead

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ernest.tam.3 Ernest Tam

    Good pick at a needs position. Brown needs to step it up, or step back. Ark Pine Bluff. Interesting some of our best players come from small schools.

  • louisianakid1954

    New Orleans Saints still need some veterans players on the field at all times, until these college guys can get the swing of the game that Sean Payton & Rob Ryan are looking for out of them.