Steelers Rookie Dri Archer Considers Younger Le’Veon Bell His Big Brother


Rookies always can use a more experienced player to lean on and learn from during this time of year and third-round draft pick Dri Archer appears to have found himself such a player.

“Le’Veon Bell, he’s definitely been helping through this process,” said Archer. “He’s like a bigger brother.”

Yes, Le’Veon Bell is certainly bigger than Archer, but you might be surprised to know that Archer is actually six months older than the Steelers second-year starting running back. Both are already 22-years-old, but Archer will turn 23 in August.

“He’s only in his second year, but he’s got a lot under his belt,” said Archer of the younger Bell. “I mean we all got a new coaching staff, learning the playbook a little more, but he’s further along into the playbook, so he’s just bringing me along the ropes.

Archer is back on those ropes this week after being forced to miss the first week of OTA practices due to him being selected to take part in the NFLPA Rookie Premier event in Los Angeles. Archer explained that he didn’t have a choice in the matter.


“I had to go there the beginning of last week,” said Archer. “It was something I had to do. I would have much rather been here on the football field learning the playbook, but it was something I had to do.”

  • steeltown

    From Redman, Dwyer and Chris Rainey to Le’Veon Bell, Blount and Archer… what an overhaul (much needed)

  • Kurt Williams

    And the people said “AMEN”

  • shawn

    When u put it like that ….. YES Indeed !!!

  • chris ward

    Amazing how young Bell still is.

  • blue

    Blount may be the best out the bunch #proven

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Not sure about you, but 1,200+ yards as a rookie (new Steelers record) and eight touchdowns by Bell spells proven to me.

  • blue

    Checc out the yards per carry