The offensive linemen took center stage first on Saturday and it didn’t take long for a big impression to be made. Arkansas-Pinebluff offensive lineman Terron Armstead came in to the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine as a small-school prospect with a lot of potential.
During the first day of on-field workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Armstead made sure that fans and NFL talent evaluators knew his name when he blew down the field in the 40-yard dash by running in 4.65 seconds. It is an incredible time for a man of Armstead’s size — 6-foot-5, 306-pounds.
Even more impressive is Armstead’s 1.64 ten-yard split, which shows he has elite quickness and burst off of the line of scrimmage.
The time is unofficial, but it will still go down as one of the fastest 40-yard dash times for an offensive lineman in NFL Scouting Combine history.
On his second attempt at the 40-yard dash, Armstead was able to clock an unofficial 4.71. He has proven one thing — he can move. We will now have to watch him in the short shuttle and three-cone drill to see how quick he can move his feet.
Armstead first impressed scouts at the East-West Shrine Game and wound up getting an invite to the Senior Bowl. There is a very good chance that he will receive consideration in the second-round.
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