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Oct 5, 2013; Kent, OH, USA; Northern Illinois Huskies safety Dechane Durante (1) just misses the interception and Kent State Golden Flashes running back Dri Archer (1) garbs it for a 66-yard touchdown during the second quarter at Dix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Dri Archer shows off amazing speed with 46-yard catch and run in Steelers debut (GIF)

In the later rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to go out and get themselves a weapon. They found that weapon in the form of former Kent State speedster Dri Archer. Because he comes from one of the smaller schools in the country, the NFL folks do not know much about just how talented this young man really is.

Well early on in his young career, they definitely found out.

The Steelers opened up their preseason on Saturday night with a game against the New York Giants, and Ben Roethlisberger got to show everyone what his new favorite toy can do.

Early in the first quarter, just after the game got underway, Archer showed off that world class speed with a nice 46-yard catch and run play off the ball of Roethlisberger.

You can view a video of the play via the guys at GIFDSports by simply clicking here.

For those that have watched the game of college football the past few years, they knew just how deadly Archer could be, and said immediately that the Steelers got themselves a steal.

This play right here can prove that theory correct, and Roethlisberger, as well as the Steelers staff, has to be more than pleased with what they’re seeing out of their new weapon thus far.

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