Arik Armstead

SF: Arik Armstead Described as Explosive, Unique by Jim Tomsula, Trent Baalke

Oct 19, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive lineman Arik Armstead (9) against the Washington State Cougars at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 19, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive lineman Arik Armstead (9) against the Washington State Cougars at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, many draft analysts had the San Francisco 49ers picking defensive tackle Arik Armstead out of Oregon in the first round of their mock drafts. The 49ers have made unexpected first round draft picks in the past, but in this case, the 49ers selected the player that they were linked to in many mock drafts after trading down from the 15th overall pick to the 17th pick to select Armstead.

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