Terron Armstead surprises in 40-yard dash at combine


Arkansas-Pine Bluff offensive lineman Terron Armstead wasn't a household name before Saturday. He won't be one Sunday. But he might have just made some history at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The 6-foot-5, 306-pound Armstead provided the first "wow" moment in Indianapolis, running an official time of 4.71 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Armstead's mark is the best time by a lineman at the combine since at least 2006.

Minutes before Armstead's feat, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock speculated that Oklahoma's Lane Johnson had a chance to run a sub-4.7 40. Johnson ran with the second group of linemen and posted an official time of 4.72 seconds.

Mayock said Armstead began his move up draft boards with a strong performance in the East-West Shrine Game. Players from small schools can use all-star games to put themselves on the radar, which Armstead certainly did.

His 40 performance raises his profile even more.

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