Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow is getting a lot of attention heading into the 2019 NFL Draft. While he lacks some of the physical qualities of a star receiver, at least one coach sees qualities of another NFL superstar in Renfrow.
In an interview with Yahoo! Sports at the Senior Bowl, Boston College head coach Steve Addazio gave his thoughts on Renfrow's NFL potential.
Addazio concluded that Renfrow shares a lot of similarities to New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman.
“He reminds me of Edelman,” said Boston College coach Steve Addazio, referencing Patriots star wideout Julian Edelman. “He’s tough, has great change-of direction and elite hands.”
There are certainly some comparisons to be made.
Renfrow and Edelman are both of about the same height and build - 5-foot-10, under 200 pounds.
But unlike Renfrow, Edelman did not have nearly as much experience as a receiver coming out of college. He played quarterback and was a three-year starter at Kent State before being drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft and was only later converted into a receiver.
Renfrow, on the other hand, has been a consistent skill position player in Dabo Swinney's offense since 2015. He averaged over 44 receptions and over 500 receiving yards per year, and even contributed significantly on special teams.
Per the Yahoo! Sports report, Renfrow was none too pleased with the comparison either, preferring to be compared to his former Clemson teammate Adam Humphries.