Sept 8, 2012; Lexington, KY, USA; Kent State Golden Flashes running back Dri Archer (1) runs the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium. Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Green Bay Packers to bring in Dri Archer to help in return game?

The Green Bay Packers, as shown in the 2013 season, need some help in the special teams department. Out of all the teams in the league, the Packers ranked 30th as a unit, which would lead you to believe that the team could seek help with the woes in this May’s NFL Draft, and there might be no better fix for the issue than the young man that nearly broke Chris Johnson’s 40-yard dash record at the NFL Scouting Combine, Kent State’s Dri Archer.

Their first step to fixing the issue was hiring former Florida and Illinois head coach Ron Zook to come in and head up the special teams, and the second might be grabbing Archer in the later rounds after he ran a 4.26 at the Combine, as the Green Bay Press-Gazette recently pointed out.

 

If Green Bay was looking for a late-round project or priority free agent to develop, two smaller products — Kent State’s Dri Archer (5-8, 173) and Pittsburg (Kansas) State’s John Brown (5-10, 179) — emerged at the combine with blazing times in the 40.

The move would make sense not only in the fact that Archer’s blazing speed is a great attribute to have, but it also could take some of the load off of Randall Cobb.

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