Offensive Linemen Running Like Linebackers at the Combine

by | February 23, 2013 at 1:47 PM | General, NFL

By Jordan Raanan, Xfinity Sports

Plenty of players run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in 4.71 seconds. None are 300-plus pounds offensive linemen.

That is unless you’re name is Terron Armstead from Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Armstead ran a mind-blowing 4.71 in the 40 Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. It is believed to be the best time ever by an offensive lineman.

In comparison, last year the best time by an offensive lineman came from Donald Stephenson. He did it in 4.94. Armstead beat that by more than two-tenths of a second, a significant amount when it comes to the Combine’s main event.

Clearly, Armstead is a freak. He’s 6-foot-5, 306 pounds with 9 1/4″ hands. And he runs like a linebacker.

He’s not the only one either. Oklahoma offensive lineman Lane Johnson ran a scary good 4.72.

In fact, it’s scary where this is all headed. Guys are getting bigger and bigger and running faster and faster. The way this is headed next year they might be running like tight ends.