Renfrow caught both of his targets for 26 total yards in Thursday's 33-26 win over Arizona.
Renfrow didn't get going until midway through the first half, long after Derek Carr had exited, but still managed to grab a 19-yard pass to kick-start Oakland's third touchdown drive. The rookie is currently listed as a starter in the slot, so it might confuse some to see Ryan Grant -- listed as a second-teamer -- come up with an opening-drive touchdown grab, but it's a fool's errand to follow the roster shuffle at this juncture of the preseason. Renfrow was productive with his opportunities Thursday and the picture should be clearer next week against Green Bay, traditionally the game in which starters prep most for the regular season.
Renfrow "seems to have already won" the Raiders' starting slot receiver competition, Vic Tafur of the Athletic reports.
That notion is echoed by Eddie Paskal of the team's official site, who notes that Renfrow -- who has had a strong training camp thus far -- is listed as the top slot receiver on the Raiders' unofficial depth chart, ahead of Ryan Grant and De'Mornay Pierson-El. If that's an arrangement that sticks, Renfrow -- a fifth-round draft pick this past April -- could carve out some PPR value in deeper formats. Antonio Brown (foot) and Tyrell Williams are slated to serve as the team's top two wideouts.
The Raiders selected Renfrow in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 149th overall.
Adam Humphries opened up a world of opportunity for undersized, under-athletic Clemson slot wideouts with mediocre production, and Renfrow is the first beneficiary. Renfrow is a pure slot receiver at 5-foot-10, 184 pounds, and his 4.59-second 40 won't frighten anyone, but he has innate skill in the underneath game and showed an encouraging 6.8-second three-cone drill at the combine. The Raiders realistically only have Ryan Grant in Renfrow's way for slot snaps, so a rookie-year role can't be ruled out despite him posting just 2,133 yards and 15 touchdowns in four seasons at Clemson.