Las Vegas Raiders 2019 draft class to be even more impactful in 2020
By Brad Weiss
Rounds 5 and 7
As incredible as a get Maxx Crosby in the fifth round, imagine getting your slot receiver of the future all the way in the fifth. That is exactly what Mayock did with wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, his third Clemson selection of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Renfrow proved early on that he was reliable catching the football, and after returning from a nasty injury suffered against the New York Jets, he really hit his stride late in the season. Automatic on third down, Renfrow posted back-to-back 100-yard games to close his rookie campaign, a sign of things to come this Fall.
The Raiders are going to revamp the wide receiver group this offseason, which should mean more catches and yards for Renfrow in Year No. 2. Adding a true WR1 to the top of the depth chart should mean more openings in the middle of the field for the sure-handed Renfrow, who finished his rookie season with nearly 50 catches and over 600 yards.
Oakland finished out their draft by selecting Quinton Bell, and while he was a miss, the class as a whole was one of the best we have seen from the organization in a long time. These guys will set the foundation for success in Las Vegas, and with five picks in the first 91 selections in 2020, expect Mayock to continue to add elite talent to this roster.