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Oakland Raiders Plan To Play Hunter Renfrow All Over The Field

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Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden has big plans for rookie receiver Hunter Renfrow.

The former Clemson star was selected in the fifth round of the 2019 draft, and it sounds like the team plans to utilize him all over the field. (RELATED: Clemson Football Coach Dabo Swinney Gets $93 Million Extension)

Gruden said the following about the two-time national champion, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

The big thing for Hunter is he needs to understand we are going to move Antonio Brown around a lot, and if we move Brown a lot, that means he’s got to be able to move around and do a lot of things. Not just line up in the slot and be a slot every single down. He’s going to have to move to the right, to the left, inside, outside, go in motion — do it all. And that’s something we are going to have to find out as we move on.

I really hope Renfrow is a success in the NFL. He was so much fun to watch play for Dabo Swinney, and he was the hero of the national title game against Alabama a couple years back.

He also just seems like such a likable guy. On paper and on film, he doesn’t look like he should be a dominant athlete at all.

The talented receiver looks like a guy you’d see playing pick-up basketball at your local gym. Yet, he just dominates. With Antonio Brown on the field for the Raiders, Renfrow might be able to run wild on defenses.

Now, he’ll still need a quarterback to get him the ball, and it’s unclear if Derek Carr is that guy.

 

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I have no doubt the Clemson legend will thrive in the NFL if he’s put in a position to succeed. The man didn’t win two national championship rings by accident. He did it because he’s a winner and a hell of a football player.

Should be a lot of fun to see what Jon Gruden and the Raiders do with him.

H/T: ProFootballTalk

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