He was solid doing this but that's not why he was drafted 2nd overall.
IF, if Arrington had been played on the weakside his entire career in D.C. had been told to attack the backfield, he would have been a perennial all pro.
D coordinators in Washington for some reason were reluctant to move him around consistently and give him favorable blitz matchups.
I do agree however that Arrington thought he could play Lawrence Taylor's game and free lance whenever and he simply did not have that level of football instincts. Maybe a handful of players in the NFL ever have, Polamalu and Ed Reed being two of them.
I wouldn't call him a flat out bust, almost every year he was the SKins best defender, but I will admit he fell far short of expectations.
About Reggie Bush, I thought he was supposed to be Marshall Faulk 2.0.
He's not even close to that level and I think it has more to do with than just injuries.
I still question his vision and pure running instincts. Being able to make a player miss is not the same as recognizing running lanes just before they open up, reading his blockers and being able to hit cutbacks.
I think Reggie runs a little scared/out of control in the NFL and that's part of the reason he's not the 'back he was in college.
Who thinks Bush will EVER rush for 1000 yards in a season, or catch 85 balls and/or 800 yards???
He's beyond a disappointment and IMO no one saw it coming.