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Return man: Dri Archer or De'Anthony Thomas

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LMJ has been doing a pretty good job as a return man, but what do you think of nabbing a freak of an athlete in a later round? I don't know who is a more insane athlete, this guy or DAT. Archer probably has better straight line speed, but DAT has such incredible acceleration.



I think many people have advocated this. Not necessarily to replace LMJ on kick and punt return duty (although that probably would happen), but to have a deep threat with some speed defenses would respect/fear.
I really like Archer, but worry about his ability to return punts since he has a very small statistical sample size (with substandard results). Kick returning ability is nice, but punt returns are a whole other ball game and much more important in the NFL with the recent kickoff rule changes.

Don't see why someone with Archer's skill set wouldn't make a great punt returner, but it just gives me pause that Archer was rarely ever used as a PR at the college level.
Neither. Wait for Montgomery from Stanford whenever he declares.
[ Edited by HarbaughzDeep on Jan 10, 2014 at 10:17 PM ]
Odell Beckham JR.
Love both of these guys. Not sure what rounds they will be selected though
Dri Archer in the 3rd round, make it happen.
Black Mamba is going to Philly. That's the perfect scenario for him.
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Dri Archer in the 3rd round, make it happen.

Return man in the 3rd round?
LMJ. Already on the team. He has been really, really good.

A return specialist is also one less spot on the roster. It's trying to fix a problem we don't have. If folks want a burner as a receiver, draft one, but needing a returner ain't the reason to do it, IMO.

Edit: James' kickoff return average would have been top 5 in the NFL this year. His punt return average was top 10. Really, there's not a problem here.
[ Edited by PopeyeJonesing on Jan 11, 2014 at 7:19 AM ]
Originally posted by English:
Return man in the 3rd round?

Receiver/running back/return man in the 3rd round. Remember, at one point in time, Randall Cobb was just a "return man" too. Archer could be the deep threat this team needs on offense, as well as contribute in the return game.
Originally posted by PopeyeJonesing:
LMJ. Already on the team. He has been really, really good.

A return specialist is also one less spot on the roster. It's trying to fix a problem we don't have. If folks want a burner as a receiver, draft one, but needing a returner ain't the reason to do it, IMO.

Edit: James' kickoff return average would have been top 5 in the NFL this year. His punt return average was top 10. Really, there's not a problem here.

Amazing how long fair catch Kyle was able to keep the job. Unbelievable.

And I agree, I want to stick with James. He's done an great job so far with his PR duties.

Edit: Not gonna lie, I like this Acher kid though.
[ Edited by NeonNiner on Jan 11, 2014 at 8:24 AM ]
Archer would be a better returner but WOW! Thomas has great peripheral vision
Originally posted by PopeyeJonesing:
LMJ. Already on the team. He has been really, really good.

A return specialist is also one less spot on the roster. It's trying to fix a problem we don't have. If folks want a burner as a receiver, draft one, but needing a returner ain't the reason to do it, IMO.

Edit: James' kickoff return average would have been top 5 in the NFL this year. His punt return average was top 10. Really, there's not a problem here.
Jus thinkin this tho we havent seen him take it the house hes been Gore like by getting the job done