What is next for Javier Arenas? Asked earlier this year about his future plans in the NFL and otherwise, Javy remained mostly mum.
"I hope I have the opportunity to play in the NFL. But that'll come when and if it comes, God willing!" Arenas certainly has considerable assets including his speed, strength, and balance. As mentioned earlier, he is not particularly tall, but makes up for it in his decisiveness and play-reading ability. He would likely be recruited to fill a nickel back role, playing situationally, but we can always hope for more!
Nota bene: The NFL players mentioned early on were only used as similar players. I make no guarantee of Arenas' success at the next level, although I certainly believe him fully capable.
I truly wish Javier Arenas the very best. He plays with everything he has, every game, and is a true sportsman and teammate on and off the field. This is evident in his UA, SEC, and potential NCAA records as well as his big heart and community involvement. I didn't touch on these honors due to an attempt at brevity, but perhaps there is room for follow-up articles.