New Orleans Saints: Ranking the 3 best third-round picks in the last decade
Terron Armstead: 2013, #75 Overall
Terron Armstead came into the NFL as a third-round draft pick out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff by the New Orleans Saints.
The 6-foot-5, 304-pound offensive tackle has been known as not only the Saints’ best offensive tackle (before Ryan Ramczyk) but also as one of the NFL’s best offensive tackles. He’s been an anchor for this team’s line, a line that will be fully back together in 2020.
Armstead, 28, has started 71 of his 75 career games played and has only been flagged for 26 career penalties. Although injuries have limited him a bit, they haven’t stopped him from attending three Pro Bowls and being selected as a member of the 2018 second-team All-Pro team.
Armstead holds the NFL Scouting Combine record for the fastest forty-yard dash by an offensive lineman with a time of 4.71. Armstead’s incredible athleticism and reliable blocking make him an easy selection as a top-three third-round pick by the Saints over the past decade.
A quality offensive line has been a staple of New Orleans’ offense for the last few seasons, and Armstead has been a huge reason why.