Saints address OT opening, take Terron Armstead from Ark.-Pine Bluff

Saints address OT opening, take Terron Armstead from Ark.-Pine Bluff

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Terron Armstead of Arkansas Pine-Bluff runs the 40-yard dash during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 23, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Posted on April 26, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 26 at 8:52 PM

Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
Email: bhandwerger@wwltv.com | Twitter: @wwltvsports

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.

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