Former Oregon defensive end Arik Armstead was taken at No. 17 overall by the San Francisco 49ers in this year's NFL Draft. He's the second player from Oregon taken - behind quarterback Marcus Mariota.
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Armstead, at 6-foot-7, 292 pounds, is an absolute beast for offensive linemen to deal with. This past season, despite missing a number of games with an ankle, Armstead racked up 46 tackles and 2.5 sacks for a team that reached the College Football Playoff National Championship game. While some may knock his production when it comes to numbers, he certainly has more upside than a number of other defensive ends in the draft. If he puts in the work, he's going to be a star in the NFL.
According to NFL.com, Armstead's closest comparison is Calais Campbell. Here's more:
Projection-based prospect with elite size and the traits to become a dominant run-stuffing defensive end in an odd front. Armstead has the explosiveness off the snap and in his jarring punch to gain early advantages and control offensive linemen.
The Kansas City Chiefs are now on the clock.