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Dolphins’ Terron Armstead outside Touchdown Wire’s top 5 OT rankings

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The Miami Dolphins gave Terron Armstead a big contract this offseason to help secure an offensive line that was shaky at best in 2021.

We’ve yet to see Armstead on the training ground as he recovers from surgery, but that hasn’t stopped him from making an impact on the team teaching some technique and professionalism. younger team members.

This time in the offseason is always when everyone wants to discuss rankings. Who is better than whom? Everyone has their opinion.

This week, Touchdown Wire’s Doug Farrar has been uploaded with ranking the league’s top 12 offensive tackles, and he did it, while also listing a number of honorable mentions. Armstead came in at No. 6 on Farrar’s list.

In an effort to resolve their left tackle issues, the Dolphins signed former Saints star Armstead to a five-year, $75 million deal in March. It’s a contract that could reach $87.5 million with incentives, and given Armstead’s excellence throughout his NFL career, we wouldn’t be surprised if he achieved those lofty goals. . Elbow, knee and shoulder injuries limited Armstead to just eight games in his final season with the Saints, but even with all that going on he only gave up one sack, two hits quarterback and nine quarterback rushes on 263 pass-blocking snaps. . Armstead, selected in the third round of the 2013 draft from Arkansas Pine-Bluff (HBCU!) has never allowed more than five sacks in a season and has given up seven sacks in total since 2018.

Jordan Mailata, Tyron Smith, Tristan Wirfs, Lane Johnson and Trent Williams were all above Armstead in this ranking.

Some of those names are certainly debatable, but the injuries really do impact everyone’s perception of Armstead, and rightly so. If the guy is not able to go on the court, it has a significant impact on his value.

Since 2016, Smith has missed 33 games, including nine last season. He’s spent this offseason recovering from surgery and preparing to perform at his best. He wants to prove he was worth that contract the Dolphins gave him, help win a Super Bowl, and whether he knows it or not, move up this list.