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Silver Minings: Greg Olson calls Hunter Renfrow one of the better slots in the league.

Greg Olson has high praise for the third year wide receiver

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The emergence of the young receivers in the offense has been a blessing for the Las Vegas Raiders. Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards have taken the next step adding firepower and explosive plays.

Hunter Renfrow is the forgotten draft pick. The former Clemson Tiger is producing with 22 receptions, 249 yards, and two touchdowns. Renfrow is on pace with 93.5 receptions and 1068 yards 8 touchdowns.

Greg Olson didn’t want the NFL landscape to forget about Renfrow and his excellent start to the season.

But to be honest with you it’s been more about the development and confidence in both [Bryan] Edwards and [Henry] Ruggs. And to not take a look at Hunter Renfrow and say he’s not one of the better slots in the league you’d be doing a disservice to the kid because he’s played very well through the first quarter of the season.

Renfrow has made waves with his unique route-running ability. He is adding to a route concept Brian Griese described as china.

Olson gave his thoughts on this new concept as well.

“Yeah, he developed that route off an original what we call a double-move. Now he’s made it a triple-move. So, you go back to maybe just running the singular move. He doesn’t need to double anybody up. Based on our philosophy offensive-wise is we like to do things that look the same to the defense but are different. So, if we can kind of give them the similar looks but give them something different off of it then we are doing the right things.I think he’s a guy that’s been able to master some of those inside slot moves.”

Renfrow development is part of why Carr is growing, but we are starting to see teams take notice. He will continue to be a factor for this offense as the season progresses.

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