Ryquell Armstead

Temple
RB

Prospect Info

College
Temple
Hometown
Class
Millville, NJ
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
220 lbs
30 5/8”
Hands
9 1/8”

Prospect Grade

5.60
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Jacksonville
Jaguars
Round 5 ‧ Pick 2
40 Yard Dash
4.45u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
22
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
30.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
114.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.02
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.29
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Armstead did not start many games for the Owls over his first three seasons but produced when given his opportunities. He played in all 13 games as a true freshman (51-191-3.7, two TD rushing) and did so again in 2016, starting four games and nearly reaching 1,000 rushing yards and scoring 14 times (156-919-5.9). Armstead started 4 of 13 games played again in 2017, though his numbers dropped as a rusher (156-604-3.9, five TD). He also caught 14 passes for 75 yards (5.4 average) on the year. Nagging injuries hit him again during his senior season, but he still managed to garner first-team All-American Athletic Conference honors by gaining 1,098 yards and 13 touchdowns on 210 carries (5.2 average) in 10 starts. Armstead sat out Temple's bowl game in December to nurse an ankle injury and prepare for the NFL Draft.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 4
NFL Comparison
Alex Collins
Overview
Face-first runner who doesn't appear to care that brakes come standard with the vehicle. Armstead's feet fire like pistons from the beginning of the snap all the way through his physical finishes. While he's not classically elusive, he does find his own yards by slithering through tight quarters or stacking yards after contact. His size, decisiveness and effort in pass protection should land him work as a backup, but his play traits could help him find more carries than expected as a pro.
Strengths
  • Good size with NFL thickness through his thighs
  • Known for competitive nature
  • Decisive and fearless
  • Downhill locomotive with ability to alter rush track without tapping the brakes
  • Needs no point of entry as inside runner and gets it in
  • Good feel for hugging contours of the gap and squeezing through
  • Feet are in constant state of chop, allowing for additional balance through contact
  • Runs with low pads and forward lean
  • Drives through contact to break tackles or finish falling forward
  • Possesses mindset and play strength for "gotta have it" short-yardage spots
  • Sifts to find his responsibility as pass protector
  • Willing to mirror and square blitzers with adequate effort
Weaknesses
  • Could stand to run with better patience and rhythm
  • Aggressive nature leads to immediate gas into traffic
  • Needs to take a breath and allow blocking in front of him to develop
  • Short-strider with below-average explosive burst to the perimeter
  • Field vision appears to be narrow
  • Missing lateral agility to jump-cut around tacklers and bounce runs wide
  • More chain mover than chunk-play runner
  • Minimal factor as pass catcher.

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GRADE
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