The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round pick Arik Armstead, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com. The 6’7″ and 292 pound defensive end was taken with the 17th pick overall out of Oregon.
#49ers announced first-round pick DE Arik Armstead signed his contract.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 15, 2015
Armstead, 21, had his best season as a duck last year, recording 46 tackles and 2.5 sacks. The former basketball player improved every season, but is still very raw in a lot of areas and will need to keep improving if he wants to make an impact in the NFL.
Armstead could turn out to be a superstar for the 49ers or he could turn out to be a bust, it’s really up to him and how much he works. Most experts have compared him to Calais Campbell, which is a fare comparison.