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NFL Draft: Hunter Renfrow to Oakland/Las Vegas in the 5th round

Renfrow is joining the family reunion in Oakland

South Carolina v Clemson Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Hunter Renfrow was selected in the 5th round with the 149th overall pick by the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders. Renfrow is the third Tiger selected by the Raiders this year, joining Clelin Ferrell and Trayvon Mullen.

Renfrow is the 6th Tiger to be selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, and the first player from the offensive side of the ball. A Clemson wide receiver has been drafted in 6 of the last 7 drafts.

All Hunter Renfrow did for Clemson was made clutch catches. The former walk-on played 15 games as a redshirt freshman, snagging 33 receptions for 492 yards and 5 touchdowns. As a sophomore he continued his work, grabbing 44 receptions for 495 and 6 touchdowns. His 6th touchdown sealed the National Championship for Clemson in the waning moments. In his junior season, Renfrow saw an uptick in productivity as Kelly Bryant’s main target on 3rd down. He grabbed 60 passes for 602 yards and 3 touchdowns. Finally in his swan song as a Tiger, Hunter latched onto 49 passes for 544 yards and a touchdown. His incredible diving catch against Syracuse may have saved the Clemson season.

The legend of Hunter Renfrow will live on in Clemson long after his 15 year NFL playing career concludes. In a squad of freak athletes, the former walk on high school quarterback carved out his niche as a third down conversion machine with the best in college football. He may not look the part, but if you need someone to get open by a 1/16th of a step and make a contested catch, Renfrow is your guy.