Dallas Cowboys: Re-grading the 2018 draft class (round by round)

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The Dallas Cowboys needed to add more to their pass rush and while they thought Taco Charlton would be the guy, the miss in the draft prior may have caused the Cowboys to add some insurance in the form of Armstrong out of Ka

nsas. Armstrong spent several years flashing some ability but did not really contribute until 2021. Up until that point he was mostly just a rotational guy who could spell someone for a few plays. 2021 allowed Armstrong to flash a little more and it led to a similar role in 2022 as a key rotational piece to fill in for series.

Armstrong is not much more than a very good depth piece, but that is not a bad thing. He plays hard and can add to the pass rush when either Micah Parsons or Demarcus Lawrence needs a rest. His tackles for a loss and pressures have increased, but his overall tackles and snap counts have stayed fairly flat. Armstrong is a good piece to have on the team and has looked better over the years.

Armstrong is exactly what you want out of a middle-round pick at the very least. He is a solid depth piece that can give you some starts without feeling the downgrade over the starter is so stark that you have a problem. While he may not be the best player on this list, his role may be the most consistent. If he can stay where he is, then he can be seen as a good pick at this point in the draft.

Individual Grade: A-