Dorance Armstrong Jr. – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Dorance Armstrong Jr.

DE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DE Kansas 2 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'4 245 4.79 6'3 257 34 3/4 10

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.87 30 9'10 20 7.12 4.23

Overview:

Armstrong finished his career at Kansas, where he played in 36 career games, had 142 tackles, 34.0 for loss, and 15.0 sacks. He also had 8 pass breakups, 6 forced fumbles, and 3 fumbles recovered. He has good edge rush size, he has good speed, is a tackling machine, is a hard hitter, and a run stuffer. He gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He is also a defensive play maker, a difference maker, and creates havoc on defense. He also does not get pushed around that easily at the line of scrimmage, and he uses his speed and strength to get through the offensive line in pursuit of the quarterback. On the other hand, despite the good speed, he does not have elite edge rush speed, but that does not hurt his game, and he may not be a full time defensive end in the NFL due to being a bit light. With that said, I see Armstrong being a late day 2, to early day 3 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has good edge rush size

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

Has good speed

Has put up good sack numbers so far

Very relentless defender

Creates havoc on defense

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

His pass rush skills gives his secondary enough time in coverage

A hard hitter

A run stuffer

A tough nosed player

Has good instincts

A sure fire tackler

Does not get pushed around that easily at the line of scrimmage

Uses his speed and strength to get through the offensive line in pursuit of the QB

Has a good amount of pass breakups/batted balls

Does a great job of bringing down the QB and backs down being the line of scrimmage for a loss

Has been a tackling machine in 2 season at Kansas

Weaknesses:

Despite good speed he does not have elite edge rush speed but that does not hurt his game

Plays DE in college but will likely not be able to be a full time DE in the NFL

Career Stats:

Games Played: 36

Tackles: 142

Tackles For Loss: 34.0

Sacks: 15.0

Pass Breakups: 8

Forced Fumbles: 6

Fumbles Recovered: 3