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Arik Armstead led all 3-4 defensive ends in PRP in 2016

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 29: Defensive tackle Arik Armstead #69 of the San Francisco 49ers lines up against the Denver Broncos during preseason action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 29, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the 49ers 19-12. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

  • San Francisco DI Arik Armstead had 21 hurries and 3 sacks in 168 pass-rush snaps for an NFL-best 11.2 pass-rush productivity rating.
  • He also led the league in 2015 with a 12.3 pass-rush productivity rating (38 total pressures in 236 pass rush snaps).
  • Armstead’s 62 total pressures in his first two years would have led the league in 2016, despite playing 77 fewer total pass-rush snaps than Calais Campbell, who had a league-high 56 total pressures last season (Armstead played 24 total games but not as a full-timer).


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