Ray Ray Armstrong, SS, Miami (FL) Hurricanes: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile


April 14, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Mike James (5) runs the ball as defensive back Ray-Ray Armstrong (26) tries to make the stop during the spring scrimmage game for the University of Miami at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 216 pounds

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40 Yard Dash: 4.69

Bench Press: 18

Vertical Jump: 34.5″

Broad Jump: 116″

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.24

Career Highlights (via Miami athletics site)

2010 Second-Team All-ACC Selection

2011 (JUNIOR): Saw action in seven games, earning the start against Duke … Finished the season with 34 tackles (20 solo, 14 assists) … Recorded his lone interception of the season against the Blue Devils … Registered a season-high seven tackles twice, against then-No. 21 Virginia Tech and Duke … Was credited with a fumble recovery against the Hokies. Earned a letter.

2010 (SOPHOMORE): Third on the team in tackles (79) … Recorded a team-high tying three interceptions for the Hurricanes … Recorded 4.5 tackles for loss, a team-high for defensive backs … Scored one of the team’s two defensive touchdowns with a 22-yard interception return against Florida A&M … Recorded nine tackles against both Ohio State and Florida State … Recorded six tackles and forced a fumble against Georgia Tech. Earned a letter.

2009 (FRESHMAN): One of three true freshmen (along with DE Olivier Vernon and CB Brandon McGee) to see significant action on defense for the Canes in 2009 … Played in 10 games (DNP/injury at Wake Forest, vs. Virginia, at North Carolina) … Recorded a career-high seven tackles (four solo, three assists) in win over then-No. 8 Oklahoma … Tallied three tackles in back-to-back weeks at UCF and versus Clemson … Also had a pass break-up at UCF. Earned a letter.

2011 Stats (Dismissed from team in 2012)

Tackles For Loss
Misc. Defense
GPasses Broken UpQB HurriesFumbles ForcedKicks/Punts Blocked

Scouting Report/Player Notes

**Dismissed from the Miami football team in 2012**

**Declared ineligible by NAIA**

**Played in only 7 games as a junior**

**Was allowed to participate in Miami (FL) pro day**

**Graduated from University of Miami in 2012**

I have to say, I’m really impressed by Ray Ray Armstrong. He would have been one of the top three or four safeties in this draft if he had continued to play and live up to his potential, but that wasn’t the case. I know Armstrong missed the 2012 season, and played in only seven games the season before that, but this guy has got some skill. If you can get him in the right situation with the right team, I think that could be a huge steal for someone. He has great size, average speed and overall athletic ability, but the guy can hit and he can make plays. Here was my report on him before he was dismissed from the Hurricanes:

Excellent tackler at the safety position who makes plays all over the field. Big hitter who is considered a potential first round prospect by many NFL Draft outlets. He is certainly physically imposing and came to Miami as a highly touted prospect considered an “athlete” and clearly they chose the right spot for him. He really broke out as a sophomore with 79 tackles and three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown. Armstrong is very, very talented and has great potential as an NFL player. He is pretty much a consensus first team All-ACC heading into the 2011 season, and was second team All-ACC last year despite starting only four games. He should be one of the top safeties on most draft boards heading into the season.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)