- CProjectionRound 6
- Hand9 ⅛
- Arm30 ⅝
Strong Points: Big, strong, tough and durable. Powerful inside runner who gets yards after contact. Good initial quickness.
Weak Points: Lacks good top-end speed. Not creative. Runs to designated hole but does not have the vision to find a seam if opening isn't there. Tight in his hips and not very elusive. Straight-line runner. Very average pass blocker. Minimal receiving contributions.
The Way We See It: Armstead, a good mid-major running back, is a very average NFL prospect. His production largely comes after first contact as the result of his size, strength and power. But he is a straight- line back who lacks creativity at the line of scrimmage. He doesn't produce much in the passing game, where he makes too many body catches. He is willing as a blocker but lacks technique. His best chance is to gain weight and become a fullback, where he has the size and strength to be useful in short-yardage situations in addition to on special teams.