Top 5 Running Backs The Chicago Bears Should Target In The Draft

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Sept 8, 2012; Lexington, KY, USA; Kent State Golden Flashes running back Dri Archer (1) runs the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium. Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

5) Dri Archer, Kent State

Archer (5-7, 173) is one of the smallest running backs in this year’s draft, but he’s also one of the fastest and by far one of the best playmakers.  Simply put, Archer can score absolutely any time he touches the ball.  The Bears could utilize him in third-and-long situations as a pass-catching back who could thrive in Trestman’s system.  He has experience working in the slot as well and could play a role similar to what Dexter McCluster did in Kansas City the last few years.  Archer would be a late-draft target for the Bears and could provide tremendous value if they can meet some other big needs before nabbing him.