Don’t get him wrong. Arcidiacono wants a starting role and understands he is the logical choice to succeed NFL-bound tight end Tyler Kroft after spending last season as the primary backup.
But the rising junior could wind up in something more like a hybrid position because of his experience.
“I think where it helps him is our ability to use him in some different spots,” Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said.
“He is a guy who lines up on the line, he lines up flexed out, he can line up in the backfield. It’s hard to be a versatile player before you’ve got a little experience and some knowledge of the game, so I think he’ll give us the opportunity to be very flexible with him as we move forward.”