It’s fun to speculate about how and how much the Pittsburgh Steelers will use rookie slash player Dri Archer in 2014. While the Kent State product probably doesnt know just how much he’ll be used on offense in 2014, he seems to have how part of it already down.
“Just move me around and use me at different positions like in the backfield, lining up in the slot, kick return, punt return,” Archer said in an interview this past week on DVE Radio.. “So a lot of different areas. I know they’re going to be creative with it.”
It will be up to offensive coordinator Todd Haley to maximize that creativity on offense with the speedy Archer, who said his fastest electronic time in the 40-yard dash is 4.21 seconds. Haley will only be able to take advantage of that speed as long as he can get Archer free releases off of the line of scrimmage and room out in open space.
The Steelers held their rookie minicamp last week and Archer was glad to get back to work with the draft now behind him.
“It felt pretty good coming out with the rookies,” he said. “The draftees and the non draftees. It felt pretty good to actually get back out on the football field and do what we love to do.”
Starting Tuesday, Archer will get to work with all of his new teammates as the Steelers first OTA session of the offseason will get underway after the holiday weekend. Archer humbly looks forward to that.
“I still have to earn my spot and I have to work at it and come to practice very day ready to play.”