3 sure-handed NFL Draft receivers the Arizona Cardinals should target

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GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11: Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after scoring a 31 yard touchdown from Deshaun Watson #4 in the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11: Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after scoring a 31 yard touchdown from Deshaun Watson #4 in the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after scoring a 31 yard touchdown from Deshaun Watson #4 in the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after scoring a 31 yard touchdown from Deshaun Watson #4 in the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Hunter Renfrow, Clemson

A standout player at Clemson, Renfrow will not wow you with his speed (4.59 second 40-yard-dash), size (5-10, 184-pounds), or massive hands (under 8-inches), but he will impress you with an ability to catch nearly anything that goes his way.

With a drop rate of 2% that ranks him 15th in the 2019 class, per Pro Football Focus, and a deep pass catch rate of 62.5% puts him eighth in the class, Renfrow has the potential to be an excellent pickup for the Arizona Cardinals.

Despite his catches often resulting as ‘body catches’ Renfrow put up huge numbers over his prolific four-year career at Clemson. He tallied 186 receptions on 251 targets (74.1% catch rate) for 2,122 yards and 15 touchdowns and most importantly, made the game-winning touchdown in the 2016 national championship.

And although he is a smaller stature, he doesn’t back down from a challenge. His 791 yards after the catch, per PFF, prove that very statement. He’s also just one of those guys that can run himself open with tricky press-beating mechanics and smooth horizontal route-running.

A walk-on prospect who fought tooth and nail to earn a scholarship and proved the naysayers wrong, Renfrow could prove more wrong when in the NFL. His competitive drive and his uncanny ability to catch everything will make him a mainstay for years. However, he should be available in the middle rounds due to his limited game, subpar measurements, lack of contested catch abilities, and below average burst.

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