Photo of Matt Armstrong
Grade
5.14 ?
  • 5.36 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 302LBS. Weight
  • 10 5/8" Hands

Overview

Three-time first-team All-GLIAC selection (2010, 2012-13). Started in 48 of 51 career games played. 2013: First-team AP Little All-American and Rimington Award winner (as top Division 2 center). 2012: Started all 11 games. 2011: Received a medical redshirt after undergoing bone graft surgery on left knee. 2010: Started 12 games. 2009: Honorable mention All-GLIAC pick. Played in 13 games and started 10. 2008: Redshirted.

Analysis

Strengths

Has large hands. Good strength. Nice snap-and-step quickness. Works his hips and maneuvers to gain positioning. Can bend and slide. Can combo block and step to the second level. Smart, aware and competitive. Has played all along the offensive line. Four-year starter.

Weaknesses

Size is just adequate and does not look the part. Fleshy midsection. Could struggle to drop anchor vs. powerful widebodies. Not explosive. Plays short-armed. Hand use needs work -- does not punch or jolt defenders. Latches on and stalemates rather than driving his man off the line. Has been dinged up. Marginal competition.

Bottom Line

Adequate-sized, smart, strong, scrappy, decorated Division II center who lacks exceptional athletic traits for the pro game. Faces a big jump in competition, but has a chance to stick as a swing backup if his versatility translates. Also competed in track and field (throws shot put), which affected his year-round football training.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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