Fastest Offensive Lineman Ever

Size, strength and speed all encompassed. An amazing athlete.

[b]If Arkansas Pine-Bluff tackle Terron Armstead wasn't on the radar of NFL personnel before the scouting combine, he certainly is after Saturday morning's 40-yard-dash drills. The 6-foot-5, 306 pound Armstead blazed through the sprint in an unofficial 4.65 seconds, the fastest time ever registered by an offensive lineman in the history of the event.

The mark was .36 seconds faster than 5.01 registered by the next fastest competitors in his group, University of Colorado product David Bakhtiari and Central Michigan University's Eric Fisher, who is forecast as a potential top ten pick. University of Oklahoma right tackle Lane Johnson, a former high school quarterback, sped through his 40 with a 4.75 mark in the second group of linemen.

For comparison's sake, only seven linebackers ran faster than that in last year's combine, while Armstead would have been the 15th fastest running back, settling in just behind the 4.55 performance of Doug Martin, who made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in Tampa Bay.

Armstead also managed 31 reps (225 lbs) in the bench press Friday, tying him for eighth among linemen who participated in that category. He started all 12 games at left tackle for FCS division Pine-Bluff. The Cahokia, Ill. native picked the school over several Division I-A offers because he wanted to participate in track and field, where he won eight SWAC titles in the shot put.[/b]

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nick benjamin was pretty fast. even chased down a db from behind in full flight. of course he was in cfl so even if his speed was tested, they wouldnt acknowledge down south.

You may very well be correct FYB..
personally, I have vague recollections of Benjamin, thus can not offer any commentary on him.

Either way, it is quite astonishing for a 306 pound man to run a 4.6 40 yard sprint.

Oakville Ontario`s Tony Mandarich weighed in at 308 lbs and ran a 4.69 40, but not at the combine but at a workout for NFL scouts at Michigan State