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Teams want to see if Terron Armstead can play tight end

2012 SWAC Media Day

Arkansas-Pine Bluff head football coach Monte Coleman, left, talks to reporters as tackle Terron Armstead looks on during the Southwestern Athletic Conference Media Day in Birmingham, Ala., Monday July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Linda Stelter) MAGAZINES OUT


Terron Armstead drew a lot of attention when he ran an unofficial 4.65 -second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

But even after that was adjusted down to an “official” 4.71, the speed of the 306-pound offensive tackle from Arkansas Pine-Bluff is making some teams wonder if he can do more.

According to Gil Brandt of, teams have asked Armstead to work out as a tight end at his Pro Day workout.

The idea of a man his size who can run faster than many of the linebackers who would cover him (such as slow and undersized Manti Te’o) gets the gears turning in the minds of offensive coordinators.

More likely, he’ll either get moved inside to guard, or simply be a really athletic tackle. While he’s still a small-school project, he’s at least gotten himself noticed, making whatever he spent on combine prep well worth it for his agent.