Marshall Newhouse certainly provided some hilarity in Week 9, displaying some nice awareness on a fumble recovery, but then disaster struck. In response to that, there’s a fun theme week going on at SB Nation that asks the question: "Which offensive lineman on your team would make the best skills position player?"
Disclaimer: Don’t take this seriously.
Now, for the New Orleans Saints, this might be a pretty easy choice. We know Terron Armstead was fast at the NFL Combine, setting the record for fastest offensive lineman at an astonishing 4.71-second 40-yard dash. For some perspective, that was faster than several wide receivers from the 2017 combine. All of the active Saints offensive linemen are at the 300-pound mark or more (Armstead is 6-foot-5, 305-pounds).
Armstead has a propensity to be a lead guy in the screen game, and can still get down the field easily several seasons later. He was a track and field star in high school (shot put), and ended up accepting a scholarship to play football for Arkansas-Pine Bluff because he could participate in both sports during college. Don’t forget, teams actually worked him out at tight end after he blew away scouts at the combine.
In a league where this can happen....
Maybe a Saints ‘big man’ can do something fun.
An honorable mention would go to Senio Kelemete, who has actually caught a pass and made a first down in the NFL.