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Dri Archer says he will beat the 40-yard dash record at Combine

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Kent State running back Dri Archer told the media today that he expects to beat the current 40-yard dash record at this weekends NFL Combine.

He might be small in stature, measuring just 5' 8", but he has big plans for the Combine drills as he attempts to impress scouts ahead of the May draft.

Archer is only predicted to go in the late fourth-early fifth round at present, but if he blows away the record of 4.24 reached twice in 1998 and 2004 respectively, he could see himself move up a few spots.

Speaking to the media today, the player revealed that he has run 4.21 previously and is confident he can match it in front of an audience.

And he is not simply a speed demon.

Archer had a hugely productive 2012 season, leading the NCAA in yards per carry after racking up over 1,400 yards, 16 running touchdowns, and four receiving touchdowns.

He failed to replicate those stats in 2013 but remains in confident mood this week.

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