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Dri Archer Expects To Make Big Impact In Rookie Year With Steelers

Dri Archer

Dri Archer, Steelers’ third-round draft pick out of Kent State, hopes to provide a much-needed spark to a Steelers team that was 27th in rushing and in the middle of the pack in receiving and kickoff returns in the NFL last season, August Fagerstrom of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Scouts had trouble agreeing on whether Archer could be an every-down back at the NFL level or whether he would be destined for a career as a change-of-pace back, similar to the Philadelphia Eagles’ Darren Sproles.

But Sproles isn’t necessarily a bad comparison for Archer to hear, since he has been a dynamic part of every offense and special teams on which he’s been a part. He was never the featured back for the San Diego Chargers or New Orleans Saints, but that didn’t stop him from being one of the most important.

“I’m not sure,” Archer said of what his role will be with the Steelers. “It’s going to be a big role, but I’m just going to do whatever I’m asked to do. Play receiver, play running back, helping special teams. Whatever they want me to do, I’m going to do it.”

“I’m living my dream,” Archer said. “This is something I’ve always wanted to do as a kid. I’ve always wanted to give back to the community and the NFL has given us all a chance right now at this Play 60 youth football clinic. We’re just out here having fun, doing what we love to do.”

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. sdean

    July 3, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Archer has great potential

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