Hunter Renfrow

Clemson

Prospect Info

College
Clemson
Hometown
Class
Myrtle Beach, SC
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 10"
184 lbs
29 1/8”
Hands
7 7/8”

Prospect Grade

5.50
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Oakland
Raiders
Round 5 ‧ Pick 11
Go to Pick
40 Yard Dash
4.59u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
7
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
35.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
116.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.8
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.19
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
11.39
Seconds
 

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Renfrow is the third college football player in his family. His father, Tim, played at Wofford, but did have an interception against Clemson in his career. His brother, Cole, played tight end for the Tigers. Renfrow's hard work and bloodlines helped him stand out as a redshirt freshman walk-on, starting 10 games and catching 33 passes for 492 yards and five touchdowns. He was the Co-Player of the Game (with quarterback Deshaun Watson) in the national title game against Alabama. Renfrow missed time in the Clemson's national championship season, but still started 9 of 11 games (44-495, six TD) and shared the team's Hustle Award on offense with left tackle Mitch Hyatt. He was a third-team All-ACC pick as the Tigers' top receiver in 2017, starting 13 of 14 games played and grabbing 60 passes for 602 yards and three scores. Though Renfrow became somewhat less of a factor on offense in 2018 due to the Tigres' young talent at the position, ACC coaches voted him third-team all-conference as the 15-game starter corralled 49 passes for 534 yards (10.9 average) and one touchdown. His career accomplishments earned him the Brandon Burlsworth Trophy as the top senior who began his career as a walk-on.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 5-6
NFL Comparison
Jeremy Kerley
Overview
Renfrow is a reliable, sure-handed slot receiver who lacks size and speed but creates catch opportunities for himself by varying route speed and running highly focused routes. His lack of vertical push will have nickel cornerbacks looking to smother him before he can get out of the gates, but his ball skills and ability to handle contested catches could make him a mid-round draft selection and early NFL contributor.
Strengths
  • Stage has never been too big and excels in the clutch
  • 17 catches, 180 yards and 4 touchdowns in two title games against Alabama
  • Quick to recognize when he is the hot read
  • Breaks are sharp and purposeful with little wasted motion
  • Able to work across defender no matter his leverage
  • Master of finding open space and sinking into it
  • Excellent awareness of surroundings
  • Always working back to the football
  • Sharp reflexes and elite hand-eye coordination as pass catcher
  • Hands are sticky and sure
  • Able to sink and pick throws out of the dirt like a shortstop
  • Snatches throws away from his frame at all times
  • Quick to make an elusive move after catch underneath
Weaknesses
  • Undersized and will need to add more strength/mass to his frame
  • Quicker than fast
  • Lacks speed to threaten over the top of squatting nickel defenders
  • Found easier release freedom from rub routes and bunch formations
  • Lacking in explosive athletic traits
  • Never had a single game with 100-plus receiving yards
  • Short arms with smaller catch radius than desired
  • Size and speed limitations will require accurate trigger man for intermediate throws
  • Likely to struggle breaking tackles
Sources Tell Us

"He's a great route runner. He catches everything. He's quicker than fast. He's a coach's son. I think I checked off all the cliche boxes for a white slot receiver, but they are all true. Watch him work against Minkah Fitzpatrick and tell me if you think he can play." -- East coast area scout for AFC team
GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league