Let’s face it going into the Combine not many people knew about the massive 6’5, 310 pound offensive tackle from the SWAC. Well I did know who Terron was, and I am so thankful to get this interview. Terron Armstead is one of the most athletic offensive linemen I have ever seen in NCAA, and he proved it with his forty time in Indianapolis at the Combine. If you haven’t seen the video it would be wrong for me not to show you a 6’5, 310 pound run a blazing 4.65 forty yard dash. Terron broke the record for fastest Offensive tackle ever at the Combine. Terron was drafted by the New Orleans Saints and he will be able to fill in right away.
I am pleased to bring you NFL Draft Zone’s interview with Terron Armstead…..
How many teams were recruiting you coming out of high school and how did you make your decision?
-I was being recruited by a handsome amount of Big Ten schools, some other D-1AA schools, and some D-2 schools. I was a late qualifier in the clearing house, in which I lost the bigger recruitment.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up, and did you have a player you rooted for?
-The Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs. I’ve always been a huge Ray Lewis fan; I absolutely admire the way he played the game.
At your position, how do you break down film, please inform our readers what you look for when breaking down film?
-From my Left Tackle position I made a ton of calls so my film session was more detailed. Not only did I study my opposing defensive end or defensive line, I also study the linebackers and secondary. Pre snap alignment will most likely tell you what a team is trying to do. I check for team and player tendencies, hints that give up a blitz or a certain coverage.
Do you consider yourself a quiet leader or an outspoken role model?
-I’ve never been the most vocal guy; I like to lead by example. This past year I grew into more of an outspoken role if needed.
If you could take one day back and erase it from your past what day would you erase?
-Dating all the way back to my junior year in high school playoffs. We lost by a time expiring field goal. I wouldn’t mind having that game back.
Do you have any hobbies, if so tell the world what it is?
-My hobbies are video games, I’m a PlayStation guy. I also like to shoot pool or play spades.
What is the best accolade/award you have ever received from playing football?
-Hands down the best accomplishment in my football career was becoming SWAC football champions and national black college champions this year.
If it was your last meal, what would you eat?
-Imos Pizza from the St. Louis area
Before the game, what song might I hear on your ipod?
-Undisputed by Ludacris
Do you have any pre game rituals?
-I always say a prayer in the end zone
If you could pick out your biggest weakness what would it be?
-That’s hard to say, me and my position coach are always working to improve on every part of the game.
If you could compare your play to someone in the NFL, who would it be?
-I like to watch Jake Long and Joe Staley, Two very athletic offensive tackles at the top of the class in the NFL.
What is the most tragic event in your life that has happened and how did you bounce back?
-I deal with things on a regular basis; I wouldn’t call any of it tragic. I just stay positive and stay focused on the task at hand.
Everyone asks this question but I’m curious to know what will you buy first with your first NFL pay check?
-I really haven’t thought much into that at all. Can’t spend money you don’t have lol.
If you could meet one person, dead or alive who would it be and why?
-Tupac, from his music and his poetry you could tell he had a unique mind and thought process. I’m sure he would have some interesting things to say