A Look at the Draft Stock for Ryquell Armstead and Wes Hills Following Senior Bowl
Temple running back Ryquell Armstead, a Millville high alum, ran seven times for 24 yards and a touchdown on Saturday for the South in the Reese's Senior Bowl. Armstead also caught two passes for 13 yards, having the most productive day for the South team.
"Armstead was exactly who we thought he was at the Senior Bowl," said NFL Draft expert Scott Wright from the website NFLDraftcountdown.com.
"A tough, physical, between the tackles type. I call them “Meat and Potatoes Runners”. Armstead looks like a Day 3 value and probably profiles as more of a backup at the next level."
Armstead rushed for 1,098 yards and 13 touchdowns across 10 games for the Owls this season. At 5-foot-11, 223-pounds, he has a chance to be a Day 3 NFL Draft selection, and could be a diamond in the rough type of draft pick.
One of the reasons Armstead was carrying the load on Saturday is because teammate Wes Hills, a Wildwood high graduate, left the game with an ankle injury. Hills was attempting a goal line carry when he appeared to twist his ankle, causing him to miss the rest of the game.
He earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl after earning MVP honors at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, rushing for 79 yards on 10 carries with a score.
"Hills followed up a standout performance at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which earned him the call-up to Mobile, with another strong showing at the Senior Bowl," said Wright. " Hills seems to have played himself into the draftable range. While still a Day 3 option, Hills now has many in the scouting community intrigued, especially by his big frame."
Hills finished his career at Division II Slippery Rock after playing three seasons at the University of Delaware.