His anchor is very solid, too, as he plays with a base that allows him to immediately brace and punch without having to shuffle to regain his center of balance. Of course, like it was mentioned earlier, he can become lax in his technique, but that is given when a tackle is a man amongst boys.
When Armstead reached the East-West Shrine Game and eventually the Senior Bowl, the way he took to coaching is a great sign. His hands became his strong suit in an atmosphere in which Armstead had to face pass rushers far more athletic than he had previously faced. His feet still stood out, but making his powerful punch a consistent weapon helped him not look lost compared to possible first-round selection Lane Johnson.
While Armstead will rise up draft boards with his workouts and tape, with such a deep class it is safe to wonder whether Armstead will be available when the Bengals make their inevitable mid-to-late-round selection of an offensive lineman project. Armstead would be an outstanding heir apparent to Andrew Whitworth, but will likely have been selected by the time the Bengals are ready.