Oct 5, 2013; Kent, OH, USA; Kent State Golden Flashes running back Dri Archer (1) runs against the defense of Northern Illinois Huskies linebacker Jamaal Bass (6) during the first quarter at Dix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Dri Archer expects to make impact for Pittsburgh Steelers


In the third-round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected speedy yet undersized offensive weapon Dri Archer out of Toledo. There was no immediate word on how he would help the team during his rookie campaign, but he seemingly expects to do big things on the field.

During a recent interview, Archer discussed his role in the Steelers offense and he seems to believe that he will be a player that does it all.

“It’s going to be a big role, Archer said, per the Akron Beacon Journal, “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.”

As we often see with youngsters, becoming an invaluable part of the special teams unit is a great way to catch your coaches attention and stick on to the roster.

For the Steelers, Archer could present a real threat in the return game thanks to his world class speed.

Regardless of what direction the Steelers go when it comes to using Archer, it seems clear that he will be one player that could have an impact in multiple different ways from Day 1 of his professional career.

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