Earlier than Arik Armstead used to be tossing NFL quarterbacks to the bottom like rag dolls, the 49ers defensive lineman used to be a two-sport athlete on the College of Oregon. To boot to being concept to be one of California’s high prep football players, Armstead averaged a double-double in every of his final two high college basketball seasons.
When asked for a comparability, Armstead likens his basketball having fun with model to that of a broken-down NBA champion.
“I like Boris Diaw’s game,” Armstead informed ABC 7 on the “With Authority” podcast. “He’s a well informed extensive body, can bolt, shoot, dribble a diminutive bit, play in the post.”
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Diaw did invent a diminutive bit of every thing all the arrangement via his 14-365 days NBA occupation, serving to the San Antonio Spurs capture down the LeBron James-led Miami Warmth in the 2014 NBA Finals.
Armstead practically used to be piece of bringing his dangle championship to San Francisco, amassing 10 sacks in 2019 on the potential to a loss in Huge Bowl LIV.
His 6-foot-7, practically 300-pound frame would were a flowery object to transfer in the paint, even on the NBA level. Nevertheless 49ers line of defense coach Kris Kocurek doubtless remains more than pleased that Armstead selected to pursue football fats-time support in his college years.