The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Dri Archer in the third round of May’s NFL Draft out of Kent St. But it wasn’t really known how they were going to utilize him.

He’s lined up at tailback, but he’s moved around and has played receiver in the past as well. But Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin put any speculation to rest and said he would be used in both capacities, basically known as an offensive weapon.

“We’re gonna work to get the ball in his hands in space,” Tomlin said.

Think of Dri Archer as a Darren Sproles, Tavon Austin, Dexter McCluster and Ace Sanders-like player. They are electric once they get the ball in the open field. Their speed and agility makes them a home run threat anywhere on the field.

He could be best suited as a slot wide receiver and a third down back with Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount ahead of him on the running back depth chart.

Archer is also expected to compete to see opportunities in the return game. As long as he can stay healthy, he’ll play a big role in multiple ways for the Steelers this coming season.

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