Running Back/Slot Receiver/Kick Returner
r-Sr. 5-8 175
Achievements & Notes:
Single-season record at Kent State for touchdowns (23)
2012 MAC Special Teams Player of the Year
2012 All- MAC First Team (running back and kick returner)
1482 rush yards, 16 rush touchdowns, 102.1 rush yards per game, 9 rush yards per attempt, 561 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, 591 kick return yards, and 3 kickoffs return touchdowns (2012).
Laurel, FL (Venice)
The dynamic Dri Archer has great speed with plenty of burst in acceleration along with an instinctive cutting ability. He is very versatile as a runner, receiver, and return man.
Even though he's a slot receiver, he can catch deep balls. If there are weaknesses to note, he could read run blocks better and his size will be questionable for the next level, but he is no doubt a valuable player.
The Golden Flash back averaged nine yards per rush last season. Archer stated he last ran the 40-yard dash in 4.21 seconds. He's a threat to go the distance in a variety of ways; Archer returned three kickoffs for touchdowns last season with a long of 99 yards. If he has another stupendous season, it will be interesting to see where he goes in the NFL Draft.