Pittsburgh RB Dri Archer was the fastest man at the combine this year and it didn’t take him long to show that his speed can translate to the NFL game.
The Steelers called Archer’s number on a well-designed screen pass on their first offensive possession of the preseason and Archer jetted for a 46-yard gain that set up a field goal for the Steelers. That was the only completion of the the night for Ben Roethlisberger, who departed after one series with the knowledge that the third-round pick could be a useful weapon this season.
Archer will have a chance to make big plays for the Steelers this year, but likely isn't going to put up consistent fantasy numbers every week. The RB1 job is still LeVeon Bell's, but Archer is shaping up to be a pretty exciting player.