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Pittsburgh Steelers draft Dri Archer, combine's fastest

The Pittsburgh Steelers injected some much-needed quickness into the lineup on Day 2. 

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The team grabbed Kent State running back Dri Archer in the third round with the No. 97 overall pick Friday. Archer, of course, flashed blazing speed at the NFL Scouting Combine, clocking in at 4.26 seconds in the 40-yard dash. The run was good for fastest time at the event. 

Archer is diminutive at 5-foot-8 and 173 pounds, but figures to help the Steelers in a number of areas. He was a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award as the nation's most versatile player after returning three kicks for touchdowns and will likely be plugged in that role immediately.

He's also a dangerous threat out of the backfield in the Darren Sproles mold and should pump some life into a Steelers offense in need of playmakers.

With the addition of speedy linebacker Ryan Shazier in Round 1 and athletic pass rusher Stephon Tuitt in the second, an old Steelers squad is now a lot more athletic.

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