NFL Training Camp: San Francisco 49ers Arik Armstead Impressing


It appears that former Oregon Defensive Star Arik Armstead made a good decision in departing Oregon early to enter the National Football League. Armstead was taken by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft and so far is making moves and raising some eyebrows in Fall Camp.

San Francisco has a personnel issue on the Defensive side of the ball with players leaving and retiring which should lead to plenty of playing time for the younger guys on the team this season, among them Arik Armstead who came to camp ready to go according to the Sacramento Bee, but may not get the chance.

"Armstead’s biggest challenge is the depth chart: There are as many as three players ahead of him at left defensive end right now, and because of that his practice repetitions have been sparse.Sacramento Bee Comments on Armstead in Training Camp"

The former Oregon Defensive Lineman told ESPN he was working on catching up since he was late to camp. The issue was not his fault. Much of the offseason training was when school was still in session at the University of Oregon which did not allow him to particpate in activities with the San Francisco 49ers until classes ended.

The Oregon Junior started thirteen games last season before turning pro. He finished the season with forty-six tackles and led the team in Quarterback hurries. He also on the field for over eighty snaps in three key games for Oregon including the National Championship vs Ohio State(88), Florida State(84), and Michigan State(83) according to

Arik Armstead and the San Fransisco 49ers begin the 2015 Preseason against the Houston Texans on August 15th. The regular season starts on September 14th hosting Minnesota.