On Thursday morning, Kansas Jayhawks defensive end Dorance Armstrong announced on Twitter he is entering the 2018 NFL Draft and will forego his senior season.
Million dollar play, Now watch me execute it! pic.twitter.com/vkuuIpj62v
— Dorance‼️ (@Dorance_ALegend) January 4, 2018
Armstrong finished his junior season with 63 tackles, nine tackles for loss, three fumbles forced and two sacks. It was a solid season for Armstrong, but certainly did not live up to expectations after having a monster sophomore season and being named the Preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.
In 2016, Armstrong had 56 tackles, but a ridiculous 20 tackles for loss (1st in the Big 12) and 10 sacks (2nd in the Big 12). This season he barely made the top 20 in the Big 12 in tackles for loss and was not ranked in the top 20 in sacks.
That being said, it was still expected by many that Armstrong would skip his senior season and head to the NFL. From a team perspective, the Jayhawks just went 1-11 and might only be incrementally better next season. Personally, while it wasn’t a great year for Armstrong, he should dominate at the combine and will impress on stature alone standing at 6’4”, 245 pounds.
We wish Armstrong the best as he takes the next jump in his playing career!