As one of the most reliable receivers on the Las Vegas Raiders, Hunter Renfrow’s quickly becoming one of the team’s leaders.
Renfrow will be entering his third season with the Silver and Black seemingly flying under the radar. Much of the attention when it comes to the receivers’ room has been on Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards. In addition, the organization acquired John Brown and Willie Snead this offseason, further crowding the position. Be that as it may, Third and Renfrow isn’t going anywhere and we can expect big things from ‘13‘ this season. If anything, Renfrow appears to be coming into his own as a leader with this squad.
What’s the state of the Raiders’ wide receivers?
Recently speaking with the media, Renfrow opened up about the state of the wide receiver group via Vegas Nation. He touched upon the fact that losing Nelson Agholor was tough, a ‘hard guy to replace‘ as Renfrow put it. However, when it comes to the leadership aspect, he believes that both Brown and Snead have helped ease the loss. Renfrow praised both for paying attention to the little things but also praised their experience. More importantly, Renfrow summed it up best, ‘they know how to win.‘
Coming from a championship culture at Clemson to what the Raiders have been these past few years can’t be easy. Renfrow said it best, ‘losing sucks.‘ However, the team was in the midst of a rebuild, that isn’t lost on Renfrow, if anything, he makes it known that he and his fellow 2019 class brethren have taken it in stride. The former Clemson Tiger takes pride in knowing they have helped build a culture with the Raiders since being drafted. Funny enough, Renfrow and players such as Josh Jacobs, Clelin Ferrell, and Trayvon Mullen are now becoming the ‘older guys‘ on this team.
‘You can’t cheer for people to do bad…’
While players such as Brown and Snead are technically competition for Renfrow, he doesn’t see it that way. He acknowledges that at the end of the day, they all just want to help the team. ‘Whatever makes the team better, it doesn’t matter who’s out there.’ A true professional, Renfrow just wants to win and whatever the Raiders ask him to do, it seems he’s willing to oblige. It’ll be interesting to see how much growth we see from Renfrow in Year 3.
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