Saints rookie OT Terron Armstead blew up this year’s NFL combine in such a way that shot him up draft boards. At 6’5″ 304 lbs Armstead ran a 4.65 second 40 yard dash, had a 34″ vertical and bench pressed 225 lbs 31 times. Armstead possessed all of the physical tools to be a first round pick but some holes in his game caused him to fall to the third round. The rookie will be starting against the Eagles and Trent Cole is looking to attack those weak spots in Armstead’s game.
But while Terron Armstead bounced back from a nightmare debut against Greg Hardy and the Panthers, that performance put him on the radar of Eagles outside linebacker Trent Cole.
“He’s very athletic, but he’s got some weak spots,” Cole said, via Terrance Harris, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “That’s the thing, man, going into the game you take advantage of them. I see they helped him out with a bunch of chips and stuff, and it’s helped out.
“But it’s a challenge for him, and it’s a challenge for me. Every game is different, every player is different.”
Asked if he expected the Saints to provide help for Armstead, Cole replied: “They’d better.”-ProFootballTalk.com
Cole isn’t playing at Hardy’s level this season but it is always scary when Drew Brees’ blindside is being protected by an unproven rookie. Armstead’s play will be big for the Saints.