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Raiders is in the books and one thing that became clear as it unfolded was that Mayock enjoyed his first scouting trip in his new job.Mayock went to the college title game between Clemson and Alabama and wound up taking four players who saw action in that game. Defensive end Clelin Ferrell Kelechi Osemele Jersey , safety Trayvon Mullen and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow came from Clemson and running back Josh Jacobs made the jump from Alabama.Mayock said he “didn’t consciously set out to make that happen,” but he also sounds like he would have been happy with a draft entirely composed of players from the two schools.“I felt it on the field before the game, these were the two best college programs in the country and have been for several years now,” Mayock said, via Albert Breer of SI.com. “And when you walk around on the field before the game and watch these guys warm up, and you do your body types, you’re taking notes — they look like two NFL teams. I said it to somebody, I don’t remember who, and I remember thinking to myself, ‘Man, if you just draft from these two teams, you’re gonna do well, forget the rest of the country.”It remains to be seen if Mayock’s right that the quartet’s college success will lead to the same in the NFL, but they’re banking on those winning ways coming with them to Oakland. The Raiders drafted Hunter Renfrow in the fifth round of this year’s NFL Draft, and the expectation has been that he will step in as the team’s slot receiver. That has become a specialized role..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Raiders StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Raiders NewsYahoo Raiders Team PageYahoo Raiders ReportYahoo Raiders Depth ChartYahoo Raiders TransactionsYahoo Raiders PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Raiders asking Hunter Renfrow to ‘do it all’, not just be slot receiverNew Bruce Irvin Jersey ,42commentsPDTShareTweetShareShareRaiders asking Hunter Renfrow to ‘do it all’, not just be slot receiverJerome Miron-USA TODAY SportsThe Raiders drafted Hunter Renfrow in the fifth round of this year’s NFL Draft, and the expectation has been that he will step in as the team’s slot receiver. That has become a specialized role these days that not every receiver is well-suited for, but Renfrow fits the mold to a T. Even so, the Raiders aren’t content to pigeon-hole Renfrow in that manner when he exhibited so much playmaking ability and versatility at Clemson. “I like Renfrow because he’s productive. He plays his best football in big moments. He’s instinctive. He’s got a lot of natural qualities that are hard to find. The big thing for Hunter is, he needs to understand we are going to move WR Antonio Brown around a lot, and if we move Brown a lot that means he’s got to be able to move around and do a lot of things. Not just line up in the slot and be a slot every single down. He’s going to have to move to the right, to the left, inside, outside, go in motion, do it all; and that’s something we are going to have to find out as we move on,” said Raiders head coach Jon Gruden at the Raiders rookie minicamp on Friday, when asked about Renfrow’s potential role within the Raiders offense.The Raiders’ embarrassment of riches at the wide receiver spot means that they can move receivers around inside and outside to exploit matchups. Antonio Brown can most certainly play the slot, and if Brown or Renfrow get lined up on a linebacker in coverage, that’s a matchup Derek Carr would surely look to take advantage of.Renfrow also does not see himself as solely a slot receiver Seth Roberts Jersey , but a player who can do it all as a receiver. “Obviously, when you have great receivers, then you want to get them the ball. We have Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams, so just being able to get them the ball as much as possible and me just factoring in around them. If one of them wants to come into the slot and I have to go outside, or if they go outside and I have to go into the slot. My whole thing is I’m a receiver. I’m not a slot receiver, I’m not an inside receiver, I’m just a receiver. It’s kind of like playing in the backyard, you’re just expecting to go catch the football. That’s kind of the mentality that I have,” said Renfrow.A lot of analysts had Renfrow pegged as a potential target of the New England Patriots, because of the way coach Bill Belichick has traditionally been able to utilize smaller slot receivers effectively, such as Wes Welker and Julian Edelman. Renfrow certainly fits that mold, and he will make sure defenses cannot key in on the Raiders’ outside receivers without having to worry about Renfrow underneath. If Brown lines up in the slot, defenses will have to respect Renfrow deep. It’s just one more thing for opposing defensive coordinators to lose sleep over and one more way for the Raiders to outmaneuver defensive secondaries. The Raiders’ WR corps was already one of the league’s best on paper, but with an effective Renfrow it can be absolutely lethal.