Defensive End Arik Armstead
One player who has made a name for himself in camp is second-year defensive end Arik Armstead.
Paired with former University of Oregon teammate DeForest Buckner, Armstead has been one of the better players to watch in training camp thus far. According to various sources, Armstead has been one of the tougher defenders to block in various drills to start camp.
"Arik Armstead was the first lineman to go through each drill and had his second strong day in a row. Armstead is young — he’s only four months older than first-round pick DeForest Buckner — but he’s already showing leadership qualities in Year 2."
"WATCH: @arikarmstead dishes on new mindset, future of #Niners D-line #NFL https://t.co/j05Lotcgnthttps://t.co/BgfjDtfFIr — TheNinersWire (@TheNinersWire) August 2, 2016"
San Francisco will need to get a lot out of Armstead and Buckner this season. With so many questions facing this side of the ball, this tandem could go a long way in ensuring the Niners defense isn’t a liability this season.
So far, the results have been pretty good.
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