BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a redshirt freshman and has won varying degrees of All-Conference honors the past three years.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized offensive tackle who stands out in pass protection. Quickly sets off the snap, effectively uses blocking angles as well as body positioning. Immediately picks up stunts or twists thrown by defenders, patient and stays with assignments. Fights with his hands, jolts opponents at the point or controls them once engaged in blocks. Stays square, keeps his feet moving and displays solid blocking strength when he applies himself. Strong upper body and rides defenders from their angle of attack. Works well with teammates.
NEGATIVES: Lacks top agility, blocking range and not a natural knee-bender. Bends at the waist and overextends. Not physical run blocking, rarely moves opponents off the ball or finishes blocks.
ANALYSIS: A hard-working lineman with outstanding size, Armstrong has been a productive collegiate blocker who is well thought of in the program. Possesses the abilities to play at the next level, yet must step up the intensity and physical nature of his game.