Many thought that the Las Vegas Raiders front office would try and move away from their original draft picks at 12th and 19th overall but they ultimately ended up keeping them.
After selecting former ‘Bama receiver Henry Ruggs III, Mayock and Gruden filled a need at 19th overall by selecting former Buckeye cornerback Damon Arnette.
Arnetee played opposite this year’s top cornerback Jeff Okudah, who was taken third overall by the Detroit Lions.
The four-year college player finished last year with 35 tackels, one interception and eight pass breakups in 13 starts. He’s a physical corner that likes to play man-to-man and won’t back down against any receiver he lines up against.
He likely joins cornerback Trayvon Mullen in the Raiders secondary after Mullen was selected in the second round of last year’s draft out of Clemson. Mullen started 10 games for the Silver & Black last year and finished the season strong. He finished with 50 tackles, one interception and 10 passes defensed.
The Raiders don’t currently have another draft pick until the third round, where they have the 80th, 81st, and 91st overall picks.