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Dri Archer-WR/RB/KR/PR/Pure Beast Mode-Kent State

Originally posted by GEEK:
I think a better comparison to Dri Archer is Dexter McCluster, but more fragile.

If we could grab this dude as a utility type player for us I might piss on myself. One of my draft crushes.
Would he be there in the 4th?
Originally posted by mac9er:
Originally posted by GEEK:
I think a better comparison to Dri Archer is Dexter McCluster, but more fragile.

If we could grab this dude as a utility type player for us I might piss on myself. One of my draft crushes.
One of mine too!

Last year my crushes heading into the draft were Tank and Lattimore, so I ended up being quite spoiled when all was said and done!
[ Edited by theduke85 on May 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM ]
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If you really wanted Dri Archer, you can still hope for De'Anthony Thomas. Thomas is actually a superior athlete and a much better return man. He's acceleration is insane. I just doubt we'd take a return specialist when we have LMJ.
Originally posted by Liono:
If you really wanted Dri Archer, you can still hope for De'Anthony Thomas. Thomas is actually a superior athlete and a much better return man. He's acceleration is insane. I just doubt we'd take a return specialist when we have LMJ.
In looking up his stats, I noticed Dri only returned six punts in his career in college. I guess he's more of a kick return guy? That doesn't really have as much value in the league anymore, considering so many kickoffs are touchbacks. That makes me okay with missing out on him.

EDIT: wait, maybe the site I'm looking at is incomplete. Looks like it's missing 2013 stats altogether. Or maybe he just had a lot of fair catches or something.
[ Edited by theduke85 on May 10, 2014 at 8:48 AM ]
Originally posted by Liono:
If you really wanted Dri Archer, you can still hope for De'Anthony Thomas. Thomas is actually a superior athlete and a much better return man. He's acceleration is insane. I just doubt we'd take a return specialist when we have LMJ.

Lol Thomas is not a superior athlete. Archer's combine measurables were much better and he plays faster than Thomas too.
Originally posted by Liono:
If you really wanted Dri Archer, you can still hope for De'Anthony Thomas. Thomas is actually a superior athlete and a much better return man. He's acceleration is insane. I just doubt we'd take a return specialist when we have LMJ.

No way is De'Anthony Thomas a superior athlete, he is just another LMJ.
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There's a difference between track speed and football speed. Dri is more of a straight line runner, De'Anthony has better moves, acceleration and cuts on a dime, and De'Anthony was playing against Pac 12 competition as opposed to whatever rinky-dink conference Archer is from.
Originally posted by Liono:
There's a difference between track speed and football speed. Dri is more of a straight line runner, De'Anthony has better moves, acceleration and cuts on a dime, and De'Anthony was playing against Pac 12 competition as opposed to whatever rinky-dink conference Archer is from.

Dri Archer is a straight line runner ? You need to watch his highlights again especially his kickoff returns. How can a guy just run straight and get a kickoff return TD ? Of course, the guy has to duck and weave. Dri Archer's side-step and change of direction is just something else not to mention his explosiveness and outright top end speed.
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Oct 25 2014


LeGarrette Blount to replace Dri Archer on kickoff returns



Steelers rookie Dri Archer has the worst kick-return average among any return man with nine or more opportunities. At 17.9 yards per return, he's more than three yards behind the second-worst returner. That has led the Steelers to make a change.


http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/nfl-pittsburgh-steelers-news/2014/10/25/7069359/legarrette-blount-to-replace-dri-archer-on-kickoff-returns
[ Edited by DeUh on Oct 27, 2014 at 5:14 PM ]
Originally posted by DeUh:
Oct 25 2014


LeGarrette Blount to replace Dri Archer on kickoff returns



Steelers rookie Dri Archer has the worst kick-return average among any return man with nine or more opportunities. At 17.9 yards per return, he's more than three yards behind the second-worst returner. That has led the Steelers to make a change.


http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/nfl-pittsburgh-steelers-news/2014/10/25/7069359/legarrette-blount-to-replace-dri-archer-on-kickoff-returns

That's embarassingly low. I never even heard of a KO return average of less than 20 yards. When I read 17.9 yards per return, I actually that "this HAS to be punt return averages."

I actually wanted us to draft the guy, but far lower (6th or 7th round). Either Archer or a guy like De'Anthony Thomas. I still feel like we need more speed on this team.

Hopefully Archer can get it together, but it's not likely.
Originally posted by DeUh:
Oct 25 2014


LeGarrette Blount to replace Dri Archer on kickoff returns



Steelers rookie Dri Archer has the worst kick-return average among any return man with nine or more opportunities. At 17.9 yards per return, he's more than three yards behind the second-worst returner. That has led the Steelers to make a change.


http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/nfl-pittsburgh-steelers-news/2014/10/25/7069359/legarrette-blount-to-replace-dri-archer-on-kickoff-returns


Sounds like he's trying too hard to create something when he should just simply down the ball.
Meh. I knew he would suck
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