Oakland Raiders 2019 rookie class is making an instant impact
By Daniel Davis
Even though the Raiders didn’t draft a lot of offensive players in 2019, the one’s they did have made an instant impact. Hunter Renfrow was thrust into the slot role as Brown was sent packing, and J.J Nelson was released by the team.
Renfrow has been nothing but great in the slot this year. On 26 targets he’s caught 18 for 203 yards with an 11.3 average. His longest reception came last week as he took a quick slant to the house for 65 yards in a great touchdown run.
He also has a 7.6 yards after catch average on the season with 11 first-down catches which ranks third behind Waller (26) and Williams (16). He also leads receivers on the Raiders with three avoided tackles which has led to 136 yards after the catch has been made.
Overall, Derrek Carr has a 105 passer rating when targeting Renfrow this season so far.
Quinton Bell had a hard time making the team as the edge defender position was a tough one to get on the field with this season. With Ferrell and Crosby being drafted much higher, then Benson Mayowa playing like he is with 5.5 sacks, Bell ended up making the practice squad, but has since been released by the team.