The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected former Temple RB RyQuell Armstead with the 140th overall selection (fifth round). Jacksonville obtained the 35th overall selection (second round), the 140th overall selection (fifth round) and the 235th overall selection (seventh round) in a trade with Oakland for the 38th overall selection (second round) and the 109th overall selection (fourth round). The Jaguars selected OT Jawaan Taylor with the 35th overall selection on Friday night.
Armstead, 5-11, 220, played in 47 collegiate games and recorded 2,812 career rushing yards and 34 TDs on 573 attempts (4.9 rush avg.). As a senior in 2018, he finished 10th in the nation in rushing TDs (13) and 11th in rushing yards per game (115.8) and earned first-team All-American Athletic Conference honors.
Armstead also recorded a sack in a game against Tulsa, becoming the third player in the FBS since 2000 to rush for 100 yards and register a sack in the same game.
Armstead is the second player from Temple to be drafted by the Jaguars, joining DT Terrance Knighton, who was selected in the third round in 2009.