Davante Adams praises ‘football acumen’ of WR Hunter Renfrow

If you’ve at any time stumbled on a spotlight package of some of the NFL’s best route runners, you are likely to see it’s littered with Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow.

We’re talking about two large receivers who seemingly could not be any unique in phrases of what sort of players they are but who are each properly-regarded as being among the the NFL’s finest route runners.

Adams is considerably additional recognized in that regard and so landed atop Professional Soccer Focus’s record of the league’s most effective route runners this offseason. Renfrow manufactured the checklist as well, at No. 10.

Preserving in brain the regard Adams instructions as a route runner, this is what he had to say Thursday about his new teammate after the team’s remaining minicamp practice.

“I’ve been about a good deal of men and women like Hunter, but there is by no means been a fourth-12 months [guy] with the style of football acumen that he has. His consciousness and being familiar with why he does specific points,”  said Adams. “Because there is persons out there with a ton of expertise, but they just can’t sit there and crack it down and tell you why they did what they did with their footwork or the next rep, why they tweaked it a minimal little bit since of a appear they had. So, his awareness, his soccer smarts, he’s absolutely forward of his time, so it’s actually enjoyment. 

“Sometimes I’ll be sitting down there chatting to him in the center of an offensive meeting and we’ll be conversing about releases, and he’ll be conversing about what he assumed. And I’m like, this is pleasurable. This is enjoyable currently being an individual who’s a great deal like me mentally in the way that he methods the video game and the way I assault it. Often hoping to find all those compact nuances, regardless of whether it’s a little something the protection is executing or if it’s a thing I’m undertaking. It’s been excellent. I have been learning from him, he’s been learning from me.”

Indeed, the 8-12 months veteran who has been to five straight Pro Bowls and on two-straight All-Pro groups is mastering a thing from the fourth-yr slot receiver coming off his initially Pro Bowl.

Renfrow has produced some of the very best slot corners in the league glance silly for a great deal of his three-12 months job. Adams is finding to peer inside of and see the kind of scientific process Renfrow takes advantage of to dissect his system as perfectly as get gain of what the protection provides him.

As I stated yesterday, it’s time to spend this person and assure he’s a Raider for the foreseeable long run.