I hope Arkin becomes the next Miles Austin. He didn"t see the field for a couple of years either. Arkin is an interesting case study. We spent a 4th rounder on him, and I am sure we believed he would be somewhat of a project player. I am ok with that thought process. However, you would think that he would have contributed last year since our line play was pretty bad. Yet he didn't get a whiff of the field.
You would think that if he was a 4th round player he would at least get some decent playing time in year two with the need at offensive guard and center was as dire as it was. You would also think that if he couldn't play last year with such bad line play that he would be gone.
The fact that Arkin is still around under those circumstances suggests that:
1. They must see some serious potential in Arkin to be a major contributor and starter at some point.
2. Alternatively, they don"t want to admit that they made a mistake drafting him in the 4th round.
3. Another possibility is that they just didn't value his roster spot last year and felt like that they couldn't put it to better use.
I would think option 1 or 2 is the most likely since option 3 would be prett hard to believe.
. I find it very hard to believe that it was our intention to draft him in the 4th round and not expect him to get a whiff of the field until the third year. You could probably get a guy that has great upside and can play at a high level (like Romo and Austin) that wont see the field until year three as UDFA"s.