Originally Posted by Eskimo
They really must have had a pretty bad feeling about Arkin's play last year since they chose to put Dockery and Cook out there over him.
I think they like his feet and tenacity. He just can't seem to anchor at all against the big uglies. I hope he has added the needed strength this offseason but I am skeptical due to the lack of gain after his first offseason which is where most guys make the quantum leap in strength.
I expected a little more after the offseason as well, but it is possible that the total lack of an initial rookie offseason played a part.
Everyone knew he'd be a developmental guy and we wouldn't get much return until year 3 (that's kinda what developmental means). So even though he really seems behind right now, he can still be on schedule if we get something out of him next year.
If he doesn't show something significant by the end of training camp, he'll be gone and it will have been a bust of a pick. But if the timeframe was 3 years, then I'm willing to give 3 years and withhold judgement until then.