Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
For those advocating for Archer...do you really believe a small guy like him would survive in the NFL, especially the NFC West? I'd opt for Ellington, Cooks or Herron who all pack 15-20 lbs more muscle on their short frames. Cooks at 4.33, Ellington at 4.45 and Herron at 4.48 are all quick enough to gain separation, but stout enough to take the pounding.
Desean Jackson 5'10 175 pounds
Ty Hilton 5'10 183 pounds 7 reps on the bench
Tavon Austin 5'9 174 pounds 14 reps on the bench
Dri Archer 5'8 173 pounds 20 reps on the bench
So Archer is a whole two inches shorter than Jackson and Hilton and one inch shorter than Austin. Yet he weighs 10 pounds or less than all those guys. They say an inch is roughly equal to 10 more pounds. So hypothetically speaking if he were the same height as Jackson and Hilton, he'd be about 10-20 more pounds than both of those guys. Not to mention he is significantly stronger than all of them and has experience taking a pounding from playing running back. No concerns with his size at all.