Damon Arnette gets lost in the shuffle, but he should not be forgotten about in a deep 2020 NFL Draft cornerback class.
It is no secret that the 2020 NFL Draft cornerback class is one of the deepest and most talented groups at the position in at least a few years. There are all types of builds and talents that will fit perfectly into a multitude of schemes. Naturally, there are prospects that get lost in the shuffle in a deep class like this. Damon Arnette is shaping up to be one of those to get lost in the shuffle. But he should definitely not be forgotten about.
Damon Arnette put together a magnificent career at Ohio State. He was able to finish his career with one of his best seasons as a Senior. He played in 53 games throughout his career including 38 starts. Over his career, he compiled 140 tackles, five interceptions, and 22 pass breakups. Those are very impressive numbers for a cornerback.
In 2019, he was able to tally 35 total tackles, one interception (which he returned for a touchdown), and eight pass breakups. He did not give up much in coverage either despite being targeted more for playing opposite Jeffrey Okudah, the consensus top cornerback in this draft class. He was able to accomplish all that despite playing basically the entire year with a big, bulky cast to protect a broken hand.
While he doesn’t get the same recognition as his teammate, Okudah, and is largely a forgotten name in this deep cornerback class, Arnette has the skills required to help a team out right away as a rookie.