The Best of the New Orleans Saints 2015 Season

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New Orleans Saints tackle Terron Armstead
Dec 6, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tackle Terron Armstead (72) blocks Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson (95) during the second half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Panthers defeated the Saints 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports /

Terron Armstead finally gets some recognition

After a near-flawless 2015 campaign as one of the NFL’s top offensive tackles, it was very disappointing to hear New Orleans Saints star left tackle Terron Armstead was not elected to the Pro Bowl.  The selection process is based on fan voting, so the more of a household name you are, the better chance you have at making the roster. It’s basically a popularity contest, which is very unfortunate for a number of players.

But he was finally named a Pro Bowl alternate, which will give his name some recognition, paving the way for what will likely be many appearances (yes, he’s that good) in the annual game that honors some of the league’s best talents.

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 Terron Armstead does have ‘every single attribute you want from a tackle’ (per Zach Strief), it’s his sheer athleticism that will really turn heads, especially at such a big size.

Whether or not he’ll actually make it to the NFL ‘all-star game’ is still in question.  Somebody will have to drop out since there are no more Pro Bowl offensive tackles left in the playoffs.  Still, it’s nice to see a well-deserving name like Terron Armstead finally get that recognition he deserves.

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