Tuesday August 9th, 2016

Armstead, a third-round pick in ’13, came almost out of nowhere and now the 25-year-old is in the conversation as one of the best young linemen in the game (along with our next pick on this list.) According to PFF, Armstead only allowed 20 pressures last season and his emergence is the biggest reason why Drew Brees’s decline was greatly exaggerated. As soon as his protection was better, boom, Brees was throwing darts again last season. Armstead and his rare athletic ability in the run and pass game should receive a lot of credit.

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