Senior (Redshirt), 5'8", 175 pounds
The Falcons are missing explosion from the offense without Julio Jones in it, so they need to find a way to add an explosive element to the offense while also upgrading their kick and punt returning. Dri Archer is that guy and more.
He's got all the explosive potential that Darren Sproles can bring to an offense as a rusher or receiver who could take the ball to the house at any time; however, he's also got 4.3 speed and has two things that just can't be taught—balance and vision.
To have him play running back or line up in the slot next to Jones would cause defenses to have to worry about two explosive options. A team like the Falcons could be the perfect place for Archer to start his career and develop into that Sproles-esque every down back.
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Archer's only real issue off the field came by the way of academics. Apparently, it was because a course he had to re-take didn't count, so he had to sit the season out; however, outside of that, he's a team-oriented player who doesn't create trouble off the field. Also, the NFL has no academics to worry about.
2013: 10 Games Played, 25 Catches, 327 Yards, 4 Touchdowns, 68 Carries, 527 Yards, 6 Touchdowns, 2 Kick Returns, 128 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 2 Tackles
2012: 14 Games Played, 39 Catches, 561 Yards, 4 Touchdowns, 159 Carries, 1,429 Yards, 16 Touchdowns, 1 Punt Returns, -4 Yards, 17 Kick Returns, 591 Yards, 3 Touchdowns, 1-of-1 passing, 24 yards, 1 Touchdown
2011: Redshirted due to an academic eligibility issue
2010: 12 Games Played, 16 Catches, 75 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 40 Carries, 140 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 5 Punt Returns, 12 Yards, 22 Kick Returns, 451 Yards
2009: 11 Games Played, 19 Catches, 231 Yards, 3 Touchdowns, 58 Carries, 246 Yards, 1 Touchdowns, 11 Kick Returns, 266 Yards, 1 Tackle