02/16/2015 - 2015 NFL COMBINE: PROSPECTS WITH THE MOST TO GAIN OR LOSE, AGILITY TESTS AND DRILLS: DL Arik Armstead, Oregon...A freakish two-sport player in college, Armstead suited up for the Ducks on the football field and basketball court his first two years at Oregon before deciding to focus on football. At 6-feet-7 and 295 pounds, Armstead will test off the charts for an athlete his size. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/14/2015 - Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead has declared his eligibility for the NFL draft. The school's website announced that Armstead filed paperwork to make in official Tuesday. The 6-foot-8, 290-pound junior said in a statement that he's ready to test himself at the next level. Armstead started all 13 games he appeared in this season for the Ducks, and was second on the team with 5 ?? tackles for loss. In Monday's national championship loss to Ohio State, he had a career-high nine tackles and recovered a fumble by Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones that led to a third-quarter field goal. Armstead is the first Oregon player with eligibility left to declare for the draft, scheduled to start April 30. Other Oregon players who were considering leaving early for the pros include quarterback Marcus Mariota and running back Byron Marshall. - AP Sports
01/14/2015 - Armstead Declares For NFL Draft...Oregon junior defensive lineman Arik Armstead filed paperwork Tuesday making himself eligible for the 2015 NFL draft. "After three years preparing with my teammates and coaches, I feel I'm ready to test myself at the next level," Armstead said. "All the support I've received from Coach Pellum and Coach Aiken, the rest of the Oregon coaches and staff and in my academics has prepared me to make this jump." "I've had an awesome three years here, and I'm so happy I made the decision to be a Duck. I want to thank my coaches, the academic support and athletic training staffs, the Eugene community and Duck fans everywhere for supporting me throughout my three years here. I'll always be a Duck."
Armstead is considered a potential first-round talent after contributing on the Oregon defensive line since his true freshman season in 2012. His 5 1/2 tackles for loss as a junior were second among UO defensive linemen, and he led the team with six quarterback hurries. In Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship game, Armstead tied for the team lead against Ohio State with nine tackles - four more than his previous career high. He also recovered a fumble to set up the field goal that got Oregon within 21-20 in the third quarter. "We appreciate Arik's contributions to the program over the last three years and wish him well at the next level," UO coach Mark Helfrich said. - Oregon football
06/20/2014 - Other Oregon prospects worth watching: DE Arik Armstead, Junior...Armstead's production is far from staggering but he boasts such an incredible combination of size and athleticism that he could wind up as Oregon's hottest NFL prospect on the defensive side of the ball. Armstead signed with the Ducks as a highly regarded prep and immediately impressed, recording 26 tackles in 13 games (including one start) in 2012. He didn't progress as hoped a season ago (15 tackles in 13 games, including five starts) but could be on the verge of a breakout campaign after quitting Oregon's basketball team to focus on football. A monstrous man with natural power and light feet, Armstead's upside is undeniable. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
06/05/2014 - ROB RANG'S MAY 15, 2014 TOP 32 BIG BOARD: 32. Arik Armstead, DT, 6-7, 292, Jr., Oregon: Armstead hasn't played with the consistency to warrant this lofty projection yet, but he boasts extraordinary size and athleticism. Now that he's focusing on football rather than splitting his time on the basketball court with the Ducks, he could be ready to soar up draft boards. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com