Steeler Nation, day two of the 2014 NFL Draft is now in the books, as the Pittsburgh Steelers switched it up and added a weapon on offense. The Steelers drafted Running Back/Wide Receiver/Return Specialist Dri Archer ,Kent State in the third round 97th pick overall.
Archer is 5-8 173 and started 21-of-47 games at Kent State.During his Kent State career he totaled 2,342 yards with 24 touchdowns on 325 carries (7.21 ypc). He had 99 catches for 1,194 yards (12.06 ypc) and 12 touchdowns receiving.
Archer excelled on special teams also, returning 51 kickoffs for 1,436 yards and four touchdowns. He had a career 4,980 all-purpose yards, an average of 105.96 yards per game, and recorded a total of 40 touchdowns and scored 240 points. Archer also completed a 24-yard pass for a score.
Dri Archer ran an official clocking of 4.26 seconds in the 40 yard dash in his first attempt at the NFL Combine. It was the fastest time of the day and nearly broke Chris Johnson’s all-time combine record of 4.24 .
Dri Archer may be small but has mind-blowing speed and is a scoring threat every time he touches the football whether it be on offense or special teams.