|SBNation’s incredible GIF shows Terron Armstead’s 40 in comparison with WR T.J. Moe.|
The New Orleans Saints selected Terron Armstead in with the third round of the NFL Draft, making him the first and only selection from an HBCU in the first three rounds. The 6’5, 306 pound Arkansas-Pine Bluff tackle was predicted to go in the mid-to-late second round, but fell slightly to the 75th overall pick.
#Saints select Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s OT Terron Armstead with the 13th pick in the 3rd round of the #NFLDraft!
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) April 27, 2013
— Terron Armstead (@blindside_2) April 27, 2013
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsComing out of high school, Armstead had several Division I offers, but selected UAPB primarily to participate in track and field as well as football. Coincidentally, it was his foot speed that set him apart at the NFL Combine, where he ran a blazing 4.71 40 yard dash.
Saints just stole Terron Armstead. Here’s is proof of just how freakin’ fast this guy is… sbn.to/ZU91Hq
— Canal St. Chronicles (@CSCtweet) April 27, 2013
Armstead told WWL radio that former New Orleans Saints tackle Willie Roaf has been one of his mentors.
“I talked to him probably two days ago via text message,” he said. “He’s been helping me out tremendously.”
Armstead’s selection was slightly overshadowed by the person who announced it. Former New Orleans Saints special teams player Steve Gleason, announced the team’s pick. Gleason memorably blocked a punt to give New Orleans its first win in the New Orleans Superdome after Hurricane Katrina. He is now suffering from Lou Gherig’s disease and made the announcement from his wheelchair. Still, Saints fans seem ecstatic about picking up Armstead and the media has responded with positive feedback.
Terron Armstead is definitely going to continue the streak of golden picks the Saints have selected in the 3rd round
— Kevin B. (@bucklezzzman) April 27, 2013
Congrats to Terron Armstead doing it big for PB! Best of luck in the league #UAPB #saints
— Kirby O Campbell (@Kirb_Stomp_) April 27, 2013
2013 NFL Draft: New Orleans Saints Fill Big Need With Terron Armstead Pick bit.ly/15ZMMrs #NFL
— RantSports NFL (@RantSportsNFL) April 27, 2013
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsTomorrow should be a big day for several HBCU prospects, as many draft sites have Alabama State QB/WR Greg Jenkins, SC State safety Jakar Hamilton, and Howard LB Keith Pough on their draft boards. And of course, many HBCU players will get their chance as undrafted free agents as early as Saturday evening.
God’s timing and plan is perfect and never fails. Congrats to those selected on Days 1 and 2. I will meet y’all there #NFLdraft13 #Day3 🙏🏈
— Keith Pough™ (@ITsKPough13) April 27, 2013
That type of attitude is going to make Pough one of the steals of the draft.
Stay tuned to HBCU Gameday for all of Saturday’s NFL Draft news.