The NFL combine got underway today with players arriving to be measured and weighed and schedule interviews with the first day of workouts scheduled to begin on Saturday with offensive linemen, tight ends and kickers on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.
One of the smallest players in attendance had big words on Friday as the former Kent State Golden Flashes running back Dri Archer said he’s going to break the record in the 40-yard dash.
Kent St. RB Dri Archer just called his shot: “I’m going to break the (40) record.” Says he has run 4.21
— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFL_CFB) February 21, 2014
The 5-8, 175-pound Archer burst onto the scene when he had a monster season in 2012 when he rushed for 1,429 yards with a NCAA leading nine yards per carry and 16 touchdowns and 561 receiving yards and four more touchdowns. He even added three kickoff returns for touchdowns and is the all-time MAC leader in return scores.
His statistical production dropped mightily as a senior when he missed a few games due to injury, but despite his diminutive stature and disappointing senior season, Archer can boost his draft profile if he can back up his bold words.
You can watch Archer go for the record on NFL Network beginning at 8:00 a.m. CT on Sunday.