After trading down from 15 with the Chargers, the 49ers chose DE Arik Armstead with the 17th pick of the NFL Draft. Armstead totaled just 4 sacks over his 3 college seasons, so he might need to prove his stat potential to IDP owners. He also might sit behind DE Justin Smith for 2015, but that could present a starting opportunity as soon as 2016. Armstead's a solid pick for the Niners D but doesn't come with a ton of IDP upside.

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The 49ers on Monday announced a 5-year, $85 million extension for DE Arik Armstead, keeping him from hitting free agency. Armstead started his career a bit slowly, including missing 18 games across 2016-17. But he broke out with 10 sacks and 18 QB hits in his 5th season and won't turn 27 until mid-November. Expect Armstead to land in DL2 territory in our 2020 IDP rankings.

The 49ers have placed DL Arik Armstead on IR with a shoulder injury. That's no big loss for IDP owners and a barely notable move on 1 of the league's worst defenses. We'll see where he stands heading into next season.

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