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 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.