The Cleveland Browns own the 12th and 19th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. This is a player profile guide of potential player the Browns can draft. Day 8 will feature Oregon defensive end Arik Armstead.
Armstead played three seasons for the Oregon Ducks. The 2015 Rose Bowl Champion has totaled 86 tackles and 3.5. His biggest game came in the CFP National Championship game against Ohio State where he recorded nine total tackles (five solo).
The Browns and Ray Farmer are huge fans of building the defensive line, and with the departures of Athyba Rubin and Jabaal Sheard, expect them to take a look at all potential defensive lineman including Armstead.
If the Browns stand at their current picks, and they select an offensive player with the No. 12 pick, Armsted could very well be the selection here.
Armstead lacks quickness off the line, he is often the last lineman off the ball. He does not have the speed to get after the ball carrier outside fo the tackle box. The upside of Armstead is his strength and his footwork, he is very light on his feet for his size. His balance, coordination and the ability to spin free from blocks are his greatest strengths. Armstead is compared to Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell.
2015 NFL Combine results:
5.10 40-yard dash
24 reps on bench press (225 lbs)
34 inch vertical jump
4.53 20-yard shuttle time
7.57 3-cone drill