With his penchant for dominating big games despite a diminutive frame, Hunter Renfrow has screamed "future New England Patriot" for years now. With an impressive lead-up to the NFL Draft, it seemed pretty certain that he'd be picked at some point.
The Clemson cult hero was just selected in the mid-fifth round. Upset of upsets, the Pats weren't the team to grab him.
Instead, Renfrow is heading out to Oakland (and then Las Vegas). He joins a Raiders skill position group that now features Antonio Brown.
The Raiders just took Hunter Renfrow with the 11th pick of the fifth round, at No. 149 overall.
The Raiders clearly wanted the Tiger star. They traded up to the 149 spot to take him. They sent the Dallas Cowboys the 158th and 218th picks to acquire it.
Oakland's draft strategy is heavy on Clemson players, and given the success of Dabo Swinney's program over the last few years, that may not be the worst thing in the world.
The Raiders took one of the Tigers' dominant defensive linemen, Clelin Ferrell, with the fourth overall pick in the draft. The pick was seen as a reach by some, but they clearly had a crazy high grade on him.
One round later, the team took cornerback Trayvon Mullen with the 40th overall pick. If you're a Clemson fan that is looking for an NFL squad, this isn't a bad option for you.