Oct 5, 2013; Kent, OH, USA; Kent State Golden Flashes running back Dri Archer (1) runs against the defense of Northern Illinois Huskies linebacker Jamaal Bass (6) during the first quarter at Dix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Round 3: Pittsburgh Steelers Select RB Dri Archer

In the 3rd round of the 2014 NFL Draft the Pittsburgh Steelers did not have a pick of their own. They only had a compensatory pick. With the 97th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the Pittsburgh Steelers selected RB Dri Archer out of Kent State.

So still no wide receiver or cornerbacks. This is the Steelers’ first offensive draft pick so far.

Dri Archer is a small, fast running back at 5’8: and 173 lbs. He had the fastest 40-yard dash time on the Columbine at 4.26 seconds. Last season at Kent State he had 527 yards on 68 carries as well as 327 receiving yards on 25 catches. In 21 starts at Kent State he broke the school’s record for all-purpose yards with 4,980 yards and 40 touchdowns.

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