New Orleans Saints Awards Season: Best of the Offense

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New Orleans Saints tackle Terron Armstead
Oct 19, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New Orleans Saints tackle Terron Armstead (72) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Lions defeated the Saints 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Best Bodyguard: LT Terron Armstead

Armstead has has not only become the team’s most reliable blocker for the running game, but he’s protecting Drew Brees’ blindside, which is critical for both a quarterback’s success and well being.  When it comes to age and ceiling, Armstead is arguably the most valuable piece to the future of this franchise.

The Saints struck third-round gold in 2013, and while Armstead does have every single attribute you want from a tackle, it’s his sheer athleticism that will really turn heads, especially at such a big size.

His nimble movements, quick feet and outstanding change of direction usually grant him the advantage over attacking pass rushers.  At 6-foot-5 and 304 pounds, his big, athletic frame provides excellent support in both the running and passing departments — we saw it all year.

Like Ben Watson, Terron Armstead fell victim to Pro Bowl fan voting, even though he was undoubtedly a top-five offensive tackle this season.  Armstead was an absolute stud, and due to his consistency and athleticism, he was not only Drew Brees’ best protector by a long shot, but he was the second-best player on the New Orleans Saints offense in 2015.  He’s got a very bright future down on the bayou.

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