Raiders Drafting Damon Arnette Has Bewildering Reaction

Even if the names weren’t the ones fans were expecting, the Las Vegas Raiders filled their need at wide receiver and cornerback. It was the latter selection that had Raider Nation initially bewildered.

This is not a knock on cornerback Damon Arnette at all. However, there’s absolutely no way casual fans had him on their mocks or draft boards. Yet, that’s why we’ve always said that at the end of the day, general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden’s boards are the only ones that matter.

Regardless of how you feel about Arnette, Raider Nation on Twitter had plenty to say. From fans ready to jump off cliffs in utter disappointment to film analysts claiming Arnette was in fact, not a reach.

Related: The Only Nation Podcast Ep. 11: It’s Draft Time

Here at the Raider Ramble we asked Raider Nation what they thought after the “collective sigh” that could be heard across Twitter.

The responses to our tweet were generally that of disgust, one in particular was simply a vomiting emoji. Others were much vocal in their displeasure, “how many more years left in the Gruden era?” asked one fan. Scott Bair of NBC Sports actually said that he had Arnette going to the Raiders but in the third round, yikes.

At the end of the day, the Raiders went with need over best player available. Let’s not forget the draft Mayock had last year either, there’s still plenty of time to fill the rest of the roster’s deficiencies. Finally, Moe Moton, who’s usually the voice of reason on Raiders Twitter, said it best, even if you don’t like a pick you can still root for them.

Ramble On Raider Nation.

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