Las Vegas Raiders: 3 players who need to impress against Seattle
While he occasionally had some good moments, there is no arguing that Arnette had a lackluster rookie season in 2020. This led to Las Vegas bringing in veteran corner Casey Hayward, who is now the team’s starting corner opposite of Trayvon Mullen.
This will likely be the situation for the entire 2021 season, barring any injuries that may occur throughout the season.
If Arnette hopes to get a lot of playing time again, then he’ll have to show his progress against Seattle in the first preseason game. He needs to show that, not only has he improved in coverage, but he can also make better safer tackles. That’s what led to many of his injuries last year after all, as he had the tendency to lead with his head rather than using his shoulder pads.
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In college, Arnette primarily played man coverage, and in Bradley’s defense, he usually has his corners play in zone. So, this preseason will also be a useful way to get Arnette more familiar and comfortable in coverage he hasn’t play much of. If he ends up adapting well, then Las Vegas might have a bit more confidence in him moving forward.