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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers select Arik Armstead

With the 22nd overall pick in the 2015 Bleeding Green Nation community mock draft, Pittsburgh Steelers GM KJ Brophy selects ...

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Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon

Height: 6'7
Weight: 292lbs

Career Stats:

2012- Total Tackles- 26 Tackles For Loss- 2 Sacks- 0.5
2013- Total Tackles- 15 Tackles For Loss- 2.5 Sacks- 1
2014- Total Tackles- 46 Tackles For Loss- 5.5 Sacks- 2.5

After releasing "The Beard' Brett Keisel, Mike Tomlin decides to pull a Chip Kelly and select a player from the University of Oregon, Arik Armstead, to pair with Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt to form a nice three-man defensive end rotation for the Steelers 3-4 defense. Deciding to focus full time on football his Junior year (played basketball first two years at Oregon), Armstead had his best season totaling 2.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss. Some may scoff at the sack total but in Oregon's defense linebackers will always have more sacks then defensive ends and Armstead should be able to get more sacks due to the way he lines up. Being compared by some scouts/media to Calais Campbell, the Steelers hope he can put all his physical tools together to reach that level, improve their defensive line and be a mainstay for years to come.

2015 BGN Mock Draft Order

1) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (slickpablovick) - Jameis Winston, QB, FSU - [Explanation]
2) Tennessee Titans (mchiodo) - Leonard Williams, DE, USC - [Explanation]
3) Jacksonville Jaguars ("Snax") - Dante Fowler Jr., OLB, UF - [Explanation]
4) Oakland Raiders (kylebruneault) - Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama - [Explanation]
5) Washington Redskins (BigTimeTMZ) - Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon - [Explanation]
6) New York Jets (4thand26) - Kevin White, WR, WVU - [Explanation]
7) Chicago Bears (rohan915) - Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson - [Explanation]
8) Atlanta Falcons (GMinTraining) - Danny Shelton, DT, Washington - [Explanation]
9) New York Giants (Grandpapa Joe) - Landon Collins, S, Alabama - [Explanation]
10) St. Louis Rams (deg0ey) - Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa - [Explanation]
11) Minnesota Vikings (ablesser88) - Trae Waynes, CB, MSU - [Explanation]
12) Cleveland Browns (djcunningham) - DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville - [Explanation]
13) New Orleans Saints (del.champion) - Shane Ray, DE, Mizzou - [Explanation]
14) Miami Dolphins (drc242) - Jalen Collins, CB, LSU - [Explanation]
15) San Francisco 49ers (SleepingDuck) - Randy Gregory, OLB, NU - [Explanation]
16) Houston Texans (JaviYL) - La'el Collins, OT, LSU - [Explanation]
17) San Diego Chargers (StoneColeKiller58) - Bud Dupree, OLB, UK - [Explanation]
18) Kansas City Chiefs (jimmyrustler) - Andrus Peat, OT, Standford - [Explanation]
19) Cleveland Browns (NowWhat?) - Malcom Brown, DT, Texas - [Explanation]
20) Philadelphia Eagles (sports00fan00) - Jaelen Strong, WR, ASU - [Explanation]
21) Cincinnati Bengals (Zach_The_Gamecock) - T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pitt - [Explanation]
22) Pittsburgh Steelers (KJ Brophy) - Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon - [Explanation]
23) Detroit Lions (KamiKazeJEDI) -
24) Arizona Cardinals (ItownBallers22) -
25) Carolina Panthers (AndyMcNabb) -
26) Baltimore Ravens (dceagles) -
27) Dallas Cowboys (kamjam) -
28) Denver Broncos (WubbaLubbaDubDub) -
29) Indianapolis Colts (ei78) -
30) Green Bay Packers (Nka727) -
31) New Orleans Saints (SwoopThereItIs) -
32) New England Patriots (naderg43) -

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