Breaking Down Arik Armstead

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Aug 30, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive lineman Arik Armstead (9) reacts after making a defensive play against South Dakota Coyotes at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Ducks defensive lineman Arik Armstead is an intriguing prospect that has yet to decide on entering the 2015 NFL Draft. In a previously written article, I stated that I thought Armstead should stay in school. That’s because at the time, he was projected into the second round on most draft boards while I thought he had 1st-round talent.

An ankle injury slowed him up earlier in the season but he has come back to play well of late. He has even made his way back into the first round on a lot of draft boards with the way he’s playing. He’s making the most of his opportunity to continue to make his case in the playoffs as well.

An unnamed G.M. told’s Albert Breer, “No. 9 (Armstead) is extremely gifted. He has first round talent no doubt. The more he shows us in the playoff game, the better chance he has. But he’s a 6-foot-8, 290-pound freak.”

So should he stay or enter the draft?

Turn the page and let’s break it down.