Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson
Round 4, Pick 127
The Eagles won’t have a third-round pick in this draft no thanks to the Golden Tate trade midway through the 2018 season. Honestly, I can’t imagine seeing 70 picks go off the board without the Eagles trading their way into the action, but right now we will assume they stay put. If they do, they can snag a reliable receiver with Clemson’s, Hunter Renfrow.
I know what you’re thinking – why on earth would the Eagles draft another slot receiver? We’ve seen this game before last year when the Eagles had not only Nelson Agholor on board but Golden Tate and Jordan Matthews as well. One guy in the slot is enough. Three is overkill. However, do we really think Agholor is in Philly for the long haul? The market for slot receivers has been pricey. This year, Agholor is getting paid over $9 million, and even that looked expensive enough to consider cutting him. Next year? It only gets higher.
For a guy who has never surpassed 800 yards in a single season, Agholor is not worth what he’s going to get on the open market. The Eagles won’t have the funds to overpay for a slot wideout, so why not get a cheap replacement this year in Renfrow? He’s not as quick as Agholor, but he’s not nicknamed “Mr. Reliable” for no reason. He’s got hands, and he’s clutch.