Posts Tagged ‘Armond Armstead’

Patriots’ Undrafted Defensive Tackles Can’t be Taken Lightly

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Jamie Collins NFL Draft

The Patriots chose to add speed and athleticism during the draft. Afterwards, they ordered some beef.

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

The New England Patriots drafted seven players over the weekend. The list of Bill Belichick pick-ups included two wide receivers, two defensive backs, two edge-rushers and an inside linebacker. Each choice addressed a need, and it was a good haul by most standards.

But one position was notably missing from the draft pile: defensive tackle.

Even with USC and Canadian Football League standout Armond Armstead and ex-Oakland Raiders Pro Bowler Tommy Kelly in the fold, many still considered interior pass rush a top draft priority. Some were clamoring for a Kawann Short from Purdue, or a Jesse Williams from Alabama, or even a Bennie Logan from LSU.

The Patriots, obviously, weren’t listening.


2013 NFL Draft Open Thread: Will the Patriots Trade Down?

Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Armond Armstead

After adding players like former CFL star Armond Armstead, do the Patriots have a good enough roster to avoid trading down?

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Depending on if the Steelers match the offer-sheet signed by receiver Emmanuel Sanders, which it sounds like is still a possibility, the Patriots will either have just two or three picks before the seventh round of the draft.

While the Patriots have had success finding talent that late – Julian Edelman and Alfonzo Dennard come immediately to mind – you have to wonder if Bill Belichick will trade down to fill in the gap with picks in the middle rounds.

However, when everybody thinks they have the Patriots intentions figured out, they always seem to surprise.


Patriots Sign Armond Armstead

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Patriots sign Armond Armstead

CFL to the NFL – can it work for the Patriots?

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The Patriots have made an interesting signing today, inking former USC Trojan and Toronto Argonaut defensive lineman Armond Armstead to a future contract according to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston and Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.

Can Armstead make the team in 2013?


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