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2020 NFL Combine: 3 Players the Cincinnati Bengals should Watch for

SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 28: Bryce Love #20 of the Stanford Cardinal runs out of the grasp by Ross Blacklock #90 of the TCU Horned Frogs in the second half of the Valero Alamo Bowl at Alamodome on December 28, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 28: Bryce Love #20 of the Stanford Cardinal runs out of the grasp by Ross Blacklock #90 of the TCU Horned Frogs in the second half of the Valero Alamo Bowl at Alamodome on December 28, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Damon Arnette #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in action during the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 52-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Damon Arnette #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in action during the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 52-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Damon Arnette, chiefly known for his press coverage and physicality, nearly entered his name for the 2019 draft but decided to return to Ohio State for his senior season. It paid off for him in a big way.

During his breakout campaign for the Buckeyes, he showed every trait that will give him a good chance to be a stand out performer at the combine. Fluidity, speed, ball skills, quickness, you name it and Arnette seems to have it.

The only reason the Bengals seem to even have a shot at drafting a player of Arnette’s caliber in round two is because of some concern that he only put it all together during his senior year. After five years of college football, he came into his own later than many scouts would have preferred.

If other teams want to pass on the stand out corner for that reason, the Bengals should welcome it. With the influx of talent at receiver and pass-heavy schemes all across the league, Cincinnati can never have too many corners. With how much the front office has historically valued the position, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them pick him up after they watch him perform at the combine.

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