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Everything you need to know about Steelers third round pick Dri Archer

The Steelers took Kent State speed demon Dri Archer with the 97th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft - easily the most controversial pick of the first three the Steelers made.

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Dri Archer predicts Madden speed rating of 99

If he's wrong, he won't be off by much after having set fire to the field at the NFL Combine after his 4.26 40. The Steelers' third round pick spoke with SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein on Madden ratings and other important things...like racing Dan.

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Archer over Mack? In 2009, yes

The small world of recruiting is often compared in retrospect. That comparison often shows how far some players can go in just four years. Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack was the fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft and there was a time he and Steelers RB Dri Archer were after-thoughts in recruiting.

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Film: Archer provides multi-dimensional options

The Steelers, once again, go with speed in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft. We've seen this movie before, but will this ending be any different?

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Steelers meet goal of becoming more versatile

The Steelers clearly wanted to become a more versatile football team by the end of the 2014 NFL Draft. They succeeded in that plan.

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Steelers depth chart: How the picks fit on roster

All three of the Steelers' picks through three rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft will probably see snaps every game. Here's a rundown of how they will contribute to the current depth charts at each position.

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The Standard is The Standard: Tuitt and Archer

Big thumbs up for Stephon Tuitt. Shocked and confused looks for Dri Archer. Neal Coolong and Lance Williams go over the team's second and third round picks.

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Getting Archer the ball in space is the challenge

Third round pick Dri Archer is fast, which fits with a lot of what the Steelers appear to have planned to do in the 2014 NFL Draft. He has a rare high-end burst and acceleration, and that can be useful. Fans just have to hope they learned from their inability to get Chris Rainey the ball in space.

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Steelers RBs coach James Saxon excited for Archer

Saxon spoke to the media after the Steelers made Archer their third round pick (No. 97 overall), noting Archer is a 'potentially great football player.'

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Dri Archer ran 4.26 40 in 18 steps

If there's any way to connect the kick returner to Detroit's Calvin Johnson, it's in his ability to run faster with the same amount of steps as the 6-foot-5 All Pro wide receiver.

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BULLSEYE

Steelers select MAC speed demon Dri Archer with 97th overall pick in 2014 NFL Draft.

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