2018 Chiefs Draft Prospect
Name: Dorance Armstrong Jr.
Armstrong Jr. is a jack of all trades to try and consistently block. Armstrong Jr. uses a plethora of moves to beat the offensive line, including the swim move, spin move, bend and burn, stutter step and his bull rush is not too bad either. This makes his athleticism even more impressive, as it seems like Armstrong Jr. has plenty of speed to catch opposing quarterbacks and knock them down. In addition, he shows great pursuit when locating the ball. As a result, Armstrong is never out of the play. That makes him a headache for offenses. If you watch closely, you can see Armstrong constantly fight to break free.
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Armstrong Jr’s teammates have raved about him and said how much they have loved him in the past. Armstrong Jr. is known for being a humble, hard working player which perfectly suits Andy Reid and defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. If Kansas City would draft Armstrong Jr., they could help him right off the bat with the likes of Justin Houston’s and Eric Berry’s leadership on defense. Despite playing for a struggling Kansas team, Armstrong never relented.
The Big 12 conference has never been known for it’s defensive prowess, especially Armstrong Jr’s school from Lawrence, Kansas, who is just 3-33 in the last three years. But even on a bad team, Armstrong Jr. still had a career high in tackles in 2017. And his sack numbers may appear as low, but Armstrong Jr. can go on a tear at any instant. This has put him in position to be a day two draft prospect. According to various NFL rumors, Kansas City appears quite interested in him. In Armstrong, Kansas City could find a bookend for Ford and Houston.