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Armond Armstead...hope the Saints are in the hunt (Posted on 1/13/13 at 10:11 am)
After the Miami Dolphins found pass rusher Cameron Wake in Canada and the Indianapolis Colts did the same with linebacker Jerrell Freeman, teams now are looking closely at former USC and Toronto Argonauts standout defensive tackle Armond Armstead, according to sources.
In the 6-foot-5, 300-pound Armstead, an NFL team twill be getting the equivalent of a high draft pick months before the April draft.
The Saints defense needs as much help as it can get and will have to be super aggressive in finding talent...it's worth a shot.
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re: Armond Armstead...hope the Saints are in the hunt (Posted on 1/16/13 at 7:39 am to GeauxAggie972)
CAREER: He has 59 career tackles, including 10.5 for losses (with 2 sacks). He has 17 career starts.
2011: Armstead was moved to defensive tackle prior to 2011 spring practice after starting at end the previous 2 seasons and will look to make an impact on the inside as a senior in 2011. He likely will miss 2011 spring practice because of a medical condition.
2010: Armstead started all of his 2010 junior season, 11 times at defensive end and once (against Virginia) at defensive tackle. Overall in 2010 while appearing in 12 games (he missed the Washington State game with a shoulder sprain suffered at Minnesota), he had 43 tackles, including 6.5 for losses (with 3 sacks), plus a fumble recovery and 2 deflections. He had 3 tackles at Hawaii, 1 against Virginia while playing both tackle and end, 4 at Minnesota (1.5 for losses) and versus Washington (with a sack) and 3 at Stanford and against California (1 for a loss). He then had 7 tackles (0.5 for a loss) and a fumble recovery against Oregon. He added 1 stop at Arizona, then had 8 tackles at Oregon State, 4 versus Notre Dame (0.5 for a loss) and 5 tackles, including 2 sacks, and 2 deflections at UCLA.
2009: Armstead was switched from defensive tackle to end in 2009 spring drills and the move turned out well as he earned the starting job there as a sophomore in 2009. But he broke his left foot in 2009 fall camp and missed USC's first 5 games. He returned to see limited action in the final 8 games in 2009, primarily at end. He started 5 games, 2 at tackle (Notre Dame, Oregon State) and the last 3 at end (UCLA, Arizona, Boston College). Overall in 2009 while appearing in 8 games, he had 6 tackles, including 1 for a loss, and blocked a PAT. He had 2 tackles and the blocked PAT at Notre Dame in his first action of 2009, then added a tackle at Oregon and versus Arizona (including 0.5 for a loss) and 2 tackles (with 0.5 for a loss) against Boston College.
2008: Armstead served as a backup defensive tackle as a first-year freshman in 2008. Overall in 2008 while appearing in 9 games (all but Oregon State, Notre Dame, UCLA and Penn State), he had 10 tackles, including 3 for losses of 9 yards (with a 6-yard sack against Ohio State). He had 4 tackles at Washington State (2 were for a loss) and 2 versus California. He broke a bone in his hand prior to the Notre Dame game and missed 3 contests (Notre Dame, UCLA and Penn State).
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2007 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-Northern California, Sacramento Bee All-Metro and All-Metro League MVP as a senior defensive and offensive lineman at Pleasant Grove High in Elk Grove (Calif.). He had 88 tackles and 11 sacks in 2007. As a junior in 2006, he had 79 tackles and 5 sacks.
He also played basketball and was on the track team (shot put, discus throw) at Pleasant Grove.
SCOUTING REPORT before leaving to Canada-
Armond Armstead: Defensive Tackle: 6'4, 295 pounds
This pick is anyone's guess. Armstead attended USC's ProDay but wasn't cleared to play because of an unidentified medical issue and redshirted last season because of the same reason. Armstead has the talent. He's a great defensive tackle; he could be a better pass-rusher but he is solid at stopping the run. He has good strength and the versatility to play at either end or tackle. He could be taken as early as the fifth or sixth round, and teams like the Bengals, Browns, Raiders and Dolphins have expressed interest in him (the Bengals and Browns talked to him the most at ProDay). Still, the rookie free agent path seems most probable for Armstead.
That said, there’s no reason team doctors can’t take a look at Armstead before signing him. And if he IS cleared to play by NFL team doctors, then whatever NFL team that is would gain an outstanding defensive lineman who would probably have been a first round pick like his USC teammate Nick Perry.
hope that isn't a Sedrick Ellis USC gut
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