2019 NFL Draft: Full mock draft for the Baltimore Ravens
Round 6: Hunter Renfrow (WR, Clemson)
The first of Baltimore’s two sixth round picks goes to College Football’s legendary wide receiver Hunter Renfrow of the Clemson Tigers. Renfrow was far from elite during his days in Clemson, South Carolina, but he has a trait that the Ravens have lacked for a long time at the receiver position: a clutch gene. Renfrow has what it takes to be any team’s go-to option when they need a first down or a game-saving catch. Ask the Alabama Crimson Tide about Renfrow’s reliability when the game is on the line.
In four seasons with the Tigers, Renfrow managed just over 2,000 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns on a loaded Clemson wide receiving core. Renfrow never had the opportunity to be the team’s top-receiver, but he also was never asked to be it. Instead, the Tigers asked Renfrow to be a serviceable and reliable player when they needed him, and he was exactly that.
The 2019 NFL Draft’s wide receiver class is strong at the top, but there’s plenty of diamonds in the rough to be had. Hunter Renfrow shines the most, and the Ravens would love to add some reliability to such a weak position on its roster.
Round 6: Renell Wren (DL, Arizona State)
There is no player in the 2019 NFL Draft more slept on than Arizona State’s defensive lineman Renell Wren. The 6’6″ 297-lbs. defensive tackle was a nuisance to opposing offensive linemen during his time in Tempe, Arizona. The Michigan State Spartans certainly got a taste of Wren’s dominance at the POA when he bulldozed the team’s center over like he was a bag in the wind. Yep, you just saw Wren turn a Power Five team’s starting center into a rag doll.
Far from a stat-sheet monster, Wren had just 3.0 sacks in his four seasons as a Sun Devil. While Wren’s 14.5 TFLs are solid, it still leaves much to be desired. It doesn’t help that in a stacked defensive line group, it’s easy to overlook Wren in the 2019 NFL Draft. Looking past a box score, however, you’ll find a mean S.O.B. who does the dirty work and makes life hell for contending offenses. Wren is simply disruptive from his 3-Tech position, but could be moved all around the Ravens defensive front and be put in better positions to succeed.
Wren is a big, strong, and mean player who Baltimore needs to add to their defensive line. Wren is a fun project the team could work on, and he could one day make a huge payoff for the team. Development is key, but Wren’s upside is enticing.