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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Calvin Armstrong

Height: 6-7 | Weight: 325 | College: Washington State
 
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Overview

Positives … Has a big frame, with a thick torso, long arms, big hands, good bubble, wide waist and hips … When he sets low in pass protection, he shows good drive coming off the ball and quick reactions picking up the blitz … Shows good hand placement and the ability to pull in the short area … Has decent slide agility and can redirect, reach, hook and down block when isolated on the edge … Does a good job of working with his guards to switch off on stunts … Has a frame that can carry additional weight … His large wingspan allows him to keep defenders from attacking his body … Plays with decent leverage and is best when moving laterally down the line … Uses his large hands well to reach, lock on and steer defenders wide … Has the quickness to get to the second level and showed marked improvement neutralizing linebackers in 2004 … Stays on his feet and shows good balance vs. the bull rush.

Negatives.,.Not explosive coming off the ball, showing marginal leg drive … Lacks a good hand punch and relies more on placement and pushing in order to sustain … Does not control the defenders well after initial contact, as he is slow to recoil with his hands … Lacks good knee bend to get a good anchor … Might have to shift to guard, not only because of his short area pulling ability, but also because of his struggles handling the speed rush … Needs to improve his overall strength, as he does not jar defenders with his punch … Must learn to stay lower in his pads, as he fails to bend at the knees when he gets too high in his stance … Effective when making the reach blocks, but will do more catching, as he plays too soft to dominate … Struggles some when a defender lines up over his head … Lacks the leg drive needed to fight counter moves, but hangs in to battle … Can make second level blocks, but tends to lose balance when he crosses his feet on the run.

2004 Season

All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention … Started every game at left tackle … Posted 58 knockdowns with seven touchdown-resulting blocks and four pressures as the offense struggled to average 318.5 yards per game.

2003 GAME Analysis

Idaho … Opened the season with six knockdowns as the team totaled 466 yards … Leveled defensive tackle Brian Howard to clear the way for QB Jonathan Smith's 6-yard scoring run in the first quarter.

Oregon … Earned Player of the Game honors after posting seven knockdowns, including one that upended defensive tackle Junior Siavii on QB Matt Kegel's 41-yard scoring pass to Sammy Moore as the Cougars amassed 399 yards.

Arizona State … Was again named Player of the Game as he collected seven knockdowns and shoved defensive tackle Jimmy Verdon out of the way on Jonathan Smith's 1-yard touchdown plunge.

2003 Season

All-Pac 10 Conference first-team selection … Started the first three games at right tackle before shifting to left tackle for the rest of the season … Sat out the Stanford and Arizona games with an ankle sprain suffered playing basketball … Limited All-American defensive end Terrell Suggs, the national sack leader, to one sack vs. Arizona State.

2002 Season

Moved into a starting role vs. California in the third game after an injury to Billy Knotts … Maintained the starting spot after Knott's return … Did not start vs. Arizona State because of a concussion suffered vs. UCLA, then returned for the final three games, including the Sun Bowl vs. Purdue … Earned the following weekly team awards: California/Offensive Lineman; Oregon State/Most Disciplined Offense.

2001 Season

Redshirt season … Earned one weekly team award: Idaho/Offensive Scout Team.

Injury Report

2001: Did not start vs. Arizona State because of a concussion suffered vs. UCLA, then returned for the final three games, including the Sun Bowl vs. Purdue.

2002: Sat out the Stanford and Arizona games with an ankle sprain suffered playing basketball.

Track

Pre-Med major … Son of parents Daniel and Cindy Armstrong … Born 3/31/82 … Resides in Centralia, Washington.

High School

COMBINE: 5.5 in the 40-yard dash … 3.18 20-yard dash … 1.92 10-yard dash … 4.66 20-yard shuttle … 7.62 three-cone drill … 34-inch vertical jump … 8'4" broad jump … Bench pressed 225 pounds 26 times … 34 1/8-inch arm length … 10 -inch hands … 27 Wonderlic score.

Personal

Attended Centralia (Wash.) High School, where he was coached by John Schultz … Earned three varsity letters each in football and basketball … During his junior year, he earned All-Rivers League honors as a defensive lineman and was also named to the All-Lewis County team by the Centralia Chronicle … Added all-league second team accolades in basketball that year … As a senior, he received All-West Region honors by Student Sport, adding team MVP, Daily Olympian All-Area and Associated Press All-State honors on both offense and defense … Selected to play in the State East-West Shrine Game in Spokane.

 
 

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