METAIRIE, La. — If you haven’t heard of Terron Armstead, forgive yourself. You’re not alone.
Soon enough, however, Armstead could be a household name in New Orleans.
The Saints made the Arkansas-Pine Bluff tackle the No. 75 overall pick and the team’s second selection of the 2013 NFL draft.
The move comes as New Orleans looks to address a job at left tackle that opened after Jermon Bushrod left for Chicago in free agency.
If you’re not excited now, a quick glance at pre-draft bios should change that.
Armstead, a 6-foot-5, 3o6-pounder, opened eyes with a 4.71 40-yard dash and benched 215 pounds 31 times at the NFL combine in Indianapolis.
Even more impressive – he chose Arkansas-Pine Bluff over major colleges because the head football coach allowed him to participate in track and field.
He started 37 games at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, including his final 32 games. He was a FCS first-team All-American in 2012 as well as his third-straight All-SWAC honor.