When the Las Vegas Raiders selected Ohio State CB Damon Arnette, you could hear a pin drop. With the nineteenth selection, the team landed the player they apparently coveted. Now, we will take a quick look at what the former Buckeye standout brings to the table.
Unlike many corners, Arnette shows no hesitation in stopping the ballcarrier in his tracks. With a strong grip and technique, he will show no reticence in making the play.
With every team in the AFC West loading up on receivers, the Raiders needed a corner to disrupt. With a sturdy jam, Arnette forces the receiver off balance and needing to regain route integrity.
In the AFC West, the Kansas City Chiefs hold dominion over the division. Their wideouts possess what could be Arnette’s biggest problem: speed. With a free or slightly unencumbered release, Hill, and Hardman will continue to terrorize defenses. Arnette must win at the line with blunt force.
While many consider Damon Arnette a stretch, he fills a need. The Las Vegas Raiders, whether we like this pick or not, Arnette will start whenever the season does.