Sep 20, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tackle Terron Armstead (72) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
There’s a lot of finesse involved when you watch left tackle Terron Armstead. Whether he’s asked to pass block or run block, you know what you’re getting out of him. The 2013 Arkansas–Pine Bluff product impressed the football world early on after becoming the fastest offensive lineman to run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. After primarily spending his rookie season on the bench, he’d be called upon late in the year, and the Saints would never look back again. Since then, he’s evolved into one of the most underrated tackles in the league.
Why you should vote him in: Unfortunately, offensive linemen don’t have many stats going for them, but luckily we can rely on Pro Football Focus. Out of all NFL tackles, Armstead finds himself ranked 3rd with a +16.2 grade. That’s right behind Cleveland’s Joe Thomas (+24.2) and Dallas’ Tyron Smith (+19.0). If you want anyone protecting your blind side, my vote would most definitely go to Armstead. Oh by the way, he hasn’t been credited with a sack this season, and has allowed only one quarterback hit on Drew Brees.
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