Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver/running back Dri Archer will soon experience his first NFL training camp next month and while he was able to partake in a good majority of the offseason practices, he’s still not completely sure how exactly he will be used in 2014.
“I’m not sure,” Archer said of what his role will be with the Steelers, according to August Fagerstrom of the Akron Beacon Journal. “It’s going to be a big role, but I’m just going to do whatever I’m asked to do. Play receiver, play running back, helping special teams. Whatever they want me to do, I’m going to do it.”
Whatever Archer does wind up doing, he will be doing it with that blazing speed of his which fellow rookie, linebacker Ryan Shazier, has already had a chance to see first-hand.
“He’s just tremendously fast,” said Shazier from the 2014 Rookie Symposium. “What he does, you can’t get out of just anybody. It’s amazing what he does. Whenever you get the ball in his hands, it’s like lightning in a bottle. We’ve just got to try and get that lightning as much as possible.”
It will be up to Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley to try to get that lightning on the field as much as possible in 2014 in order to take advantage of all of his talents.
“He really does everything,” said Shazier. “He can catch, he can run, he even goes through the tackles sometimes.”