In the first pick of the post-Harbaugh era, the 49ers take edge rusher Arik Armstead from Oregon.
A physical freak at 6’7″, Armstead is still so raw that he’ll need plenty of work and mentoring and won’t start right away. He stands up too often and just wasn’t very productive in college. However, being surrounded by talented linebackers like NaVorro Bowman and Aldon Smith should help the process. If he can realize his potential, him and Smith will bookend a super imposing edge rush duo.
For IDP purposes, his ceiling is comparable to Smith as a sack specialist who will never rack up many tackles.
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