Jan 06, 2013; Mobile, AL USA; Kent State Golden Flashes running back Dri Archer (1) carries the ball past Arkansas State Red Wolves defensive end Timothy Starson (91) and linebacker Nathan Herrold (40)during the first half at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Scouts at Kent State Pro Day... Dri Archer


Chargers scouts are present at Kent State today for their Pro Day and they are probably out their taking a look at the little man Dri Archer. Archer might be a tiny dude on the football field, but you can’t tackle him if you can’t catch him. Archer ran the fastest 40 at the NFL combine and any time you watch tape on the field of him, he easily stands out because he looks like he is moving at a different speed than everyone else.

Arher is a candidate to be a late round draft pick and could be someone the Chargers are interested in. He played all over the field in college: a little bit of running back, out in the slot and in the return game. At the pro level, Archer will be looking to make plays in the slot and will get a ton of time in the return game.

The Chargers could use a ton of love in the return game. Ronnie Brown and Danny Woodhead sitting back and kneeling in the back of the end zone needs to be nixed. Even when they caught the ball at the 5, they returned it out to the 20 for the team. The Chargers need someone who can break off that long return like Darren Sproles used to do back in the day… Like Andre Coleman used to do… Like Tim Dwight used to do. We need to bring that mojo back. Archer could be that guy.

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  • Conor Cahill

    is hes there in the 5th I say we snag him

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Sounds good to me, don’t want any of the 2013 cast returning kicks anymore and we should sign some ST’s guys that can block too. Archer is going to be one of those guys every team is keeping any eye on so who knows if we can get him, but could be fun to watch.

  • gpack17

    i would like him as a kick returner..iffff and only if he can catch as well so that he can play the slot..not interested if allll he can do is return kicks..

    • Julien Bélair

      This !!!

  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    Love the idea of picking up this year’s latest version of the lightning bug. Chargers have long been the team that has revolutionary scat backs like Little Train Lionel James, Sproles, Woodhead. This guy would be super fun to watch in the slot. Talk about adding speed. Interesting prospect. BOLTASTIC!

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I was reading B/R’s TOP 75 Safeties today, scrolled through a few and came to Addae at #47 (thought that was some good respect to him, he was listed above several 2nd and 3rd round picks from last years draft class), So I’m thinking as I scroll somemore (They must have just left Gilchrist off the list since he was pretty terrible, Patrick Chung was dead last at #75) so I get to #28 Marcus Gilchrist? lol Whaaaaaa?

    Weddle was at #10 and they pointed out he missed 15 tackles last year but failed to mention most of those were playing his Safety Linebacker role which was not so great.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon
      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        WAIT WHAT?!

        • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

          lol I’m confused

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            BR must have been watching something different than we were watching on Gilly

  • Nick Mansoor

    Oh please, oh please, oh please. OH PLEASE SNAG HIM TT. I will forever love you.