The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed 2019 fifth-round draft pick RB Ryquell (rah-KWELL) Armstead to his NFL rookie contract, the club announced today.
Armstead, 5-11, 220, played in 47 collegiate games for Temple University 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 became the second player from Temple to be drafted by the Jaguars, joining DT Terrance Knighton, who was selected in the third round in the 2009 NFL Draft. Originally from Millville, N.J., Armstead attended Millville High School. He can be found on Twitter at @track_chaser.
Armstead is the fourth of the team’s seven 2019 draft selections under contract.