For those who really wanted Tavon Austin in the draft, here's a guy who's potentially even more explosive. Ridiculous speed, agility, pure explosiveness in football cleats. Just like Austin, Archer is undersized at 5-8 and 175, but he's a guy who literally can and will do it all. He's excelled as a running back, a wide receiver, a kick returner, a punt returner, even on special teams coverage. He's played in the slot and on the outside, his speed is absolutely jaw-dropping and damn near unbelievable, I would not be shocked in the slightest if he ends up with a 40 that is faster than Austin's. As a runner he shows tremendous vision and balance, he doesn't dance around much, hits the hole, explodes and is decisive with every movement. Used properly, this guy is a defensive coordinator's nightmare, a pure offensive weapon that you can put pretty much anywhere on the field, just get the ball into his hands and let him do the rest.
Archer has a chance to make himself a first or second round pick. No guarantee, but I think what Tavon Austin does this season in the NFL + Archer's performance in college this year could boost his stock that high. Right now, I believe the general consensus is he's entering the year at about a 3rd round grade.
With nothing yet to give us reason to believe Jenkins won't flop, Archer could be a coveted option for a slot WR in the 2014 draft.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Aug 10, 2013 at 5:08 PM ]
He's overwhelmingly fast, but his highlight tape didn't blow me away. He doesn't seem especially shifty or elusive. Maybe that's a good thing, since a lot of players come into the NFL and "dance around" too much.
This type of player is really all we need to round out our receivers. A speedy guy that can return kicks/punts. Only thing is, if his stock remains that high, do we really spend that high of a draft pick on him? Not saying we should or shouldn't, just don't think its likely.
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