Arkansas-Pine Bluff OT Terron Armstead
How he did it: Armstead, who is 6-foot-5 and weighs 306 pounds, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71 seconds, the best time by an offensive lineman since at least 2006, according to the NFL. A standout at the East-West Shrine Game, Armstead also finished first among linemen in the vertical jump (34.5 inches), tied for fourth in the broad jump (9-4), tied for eighth in the bench press (31 reps of 225 pounds) and tied for 13th in the three-cone drill (7.62 seconds).
Armstead said he was recruited by Missouri, Kansas and Kansas State, but ended up at Pine Bluff because he didn’t get the ACT score he needed until after signing day. He also competes in track at Pine Bluff, and said 61 feet, 5 inches in the shot put is his personal best there.
“I’ve been blessed with a unique skill set. I’m extremely light on my feet for a big guy,” he said last week. “It’s a blessing.”
— Marla Ridenour