Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
The thing is, Goodwin had a position as a WR. Archer is basically a guy without a position. He's not a RB at the next level, not really a WR either, he can be a KR but you don't take him simply based on that. I think the 4th round is a reasonable spot for him, similar to where Ace Sanders got drafted last year except Sanders went up against far better competition.
Marquise Goodwin wasn't drafted because he had a position, let's be honest he was drafted because he is blazing fast. He's still learning how to become a football player and play WR in the NFL. Marquise Goodwin was a former Olympian and spent a lot of time dedicated to Track and Field and the Olympic Team/National Team. 2008 he represented the US as a long Jumper and 2012 he was a sprinter. Dri Archer has more football experience than Marquise Goodwin coming out for the Draft.
Dri Archer does not have a clear cut position because he is small. However, Dri Archer was productive as a RB and a receiving out of the backfield. Just because he is small, 180 lbs, doesn't mean he can't play in the NFL. Charlier Garner and Nap Kaufman excelled as RB's in the NFL and did not have Archer's blazing speed. Danny Woodhead is current undersized playmaker in the mold of Dri Archer.
Rushing: 2,342 yards 7.2 yds/rush 24 TD's. Receiving: 99 receptions 1,194 yards 12 TD's. KR's: 51 attempts 1,436 28.2 yards/attempt 4 TD's
Ace Sanders is a 4.53 guy, Dri Archer is 4.27. HUGE difference. Archer's college career Receiving stats equal Sanders and Archer was an RB. Archer has the experience as KR as well.
Glad you brought up Ace Sanders. Ace was a HIGH 4th rounder, but Dri is the better prospect coming out of college.