Ohio State Linebacker Malik Harrison, Cornerback Damon Arnette Accept Invitations to 2020 Senior Bowl

By Dan Hope on December 11, 2019 at 7:46 pm
Malik Harrison and Damon Arnette

At least two Ohio State players are slated to participate in the 2020 Senior Bowl.

The Senior Bowl announced Wednesday that Ohio State linebacker Malik Harrison and cornerback Damon Arnette both accepted their invitations to play in January's game, the premier postseason all-star game for NFL draft prospects.

Harrison and Arnette are arguably Ohio State's top two NFL prospects among its current seniors. Bleacher Report NFL draft analyst Matt Miller recently ranked Harrison as the fourth-best linebacker in the 2020 class, listing him as the "biggest riser" at his position, and Arnette as the 12th-best cornerback in the 2020 class.

Harrison leads the Buckeyes this season with 69 total tackles and also has 16 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, four pass breakups and a fumble recovery. Arnette has had his most consistent season in coverage as a senior, by far, and has recorded 34 total tackles, seven pass breakups and an interception that he returned 96 yards for a touchdown against Indiana – all while playing the entire season with a broken wrist.

Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy described Harrison on Wednesday morning as "one of the most talented LBs in this year's draft", and said at the time that he didn't expect him to be the only Buckeye to accept an invitation to this year's game. The Senior Bowl announced that Arnette had accepted his invitation just over 10 hours later.

The 2020 Senior Bowl is scheduled to be played on Jan. 25 in Mobile, Alabama.

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