Weigh in on Dorance Armstrong's draft selection


Dorance Armstrong has his wingspan measured during the Kansas football Pro Day Tuesday at the Anderson Family Football Complex.

Dorance Armstrong has his wingspan measured during the Kansas football Pro Day Tuesday at the Anderson Family Football Complex. by Mike Yoder

Two factors weigh against Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong, an early entry into the NFL draft: His 40 time of 4.87 and 2017 sack total of 1.5.

Factors weighing in Armstrong's favor: Arm length (34.75 inches), hand size (10 inches), three-cone drill time (7.12), 20-yard shuttle time (4.23), 2016 sack total (10) and relentless effort during a three-year Kansas career.

Put it all in a blender and what does it spit out in terms of where Armstrong will be selected in this week's NFL draft?

I'll set the over/under at the 124th overall selection, which comes in the fourth round and belongs to the Kansas City Chiefs.

I'd like to hear feedback on whether Armstrong will go before pick No. 124 or after and why.

Top 25 defensive end draft prospects, per, who logged times of 4.87 or worse at NFL draft combine:
DE ranking
Name (school)
Ht/Wt 40 time 2017 sacks
3. Sam Hubbard (Ohio State) 6-5-3/8, 270 4.95 7
8. Arden Key (LSU) 6-4-7/8, 238 4.88 4
12. Chad Thomas (Miami) 6-5, 281 4.92 5.5
14. Breeland Speaks (Ole Miss) 6-2-7/8, 283 4.87 7
15. Dorance Armstrong (Kansas) 6-3-5/8, 257 4.87 1.5
18. Kentavius Street (NC State) 6-2-1/4, 280 4.87 2.5

So what do yo say, will Armstrong go before or after selection No. 124 in the NFL draft? The first round takes place Thursday, the second and third rounds Friday, and the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds Saturday.

If Armstrong were to go to the Chiefs at No. 124, that would make him the highest Kansas draft pick since safety Darrell Stuckey went to the Chargers in the fourth round with the 110th overall selection in 2010.


[''] 1 month ago

I'll go with the Denver Broncos who have the 99th pick (3rd round), the 106th (4th round) & the 109th ( 4th round). That will give the Broncos 3 Jayhawks.

Tom Keegan 1 month ago

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Tom Keegan 4 weeks, 1 day ago

I think Harris is the only Jayhawk with the Broncos. Talib signed with Rams. But given the success Broncos have had with KU players, that's probably a good call.

John Brazelton 1 month ago

Kansas City doesn't ever seem to draft players from KU in recent years. When they first started out in the old AFL, they drafted a few Kansas players.

Tom Keegan 1 month ago

It's been 21 years since Chiefs drafted a Jayhawk (Isaac Byrd). They did sign Bradley McDougald as an undrafted free agent.

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