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Former teammate talks up Armstead

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Jamie Collins talks with the media.

INDIANAPOLIS - For a guy who's been out of college for a year and wasn't even a part of the Combine last year, Armond Armstead's name has come up quite a few times. The Patriots Canadian import played his college ball at USC before a heart condition cut his career with the Trojans short - but one of his former teammates believes he still has plenty of good football ahead of him.

Trojans center Khaled Holmes was asked about Armstead and was effusive in his praise.

"We were in the same class as me coming in 2008. He's a great kid, great football player," Holmes said. "It was really unfortunate what happened to him. He was great - played as a true freshman. He did a good job and continued to improve as a player. Obviously his time at 'SC was cut short but I think he could be a great player with a bright future."

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