Two Clemson products rate among top-10 rookies in NFL


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Renfrow has totaled at least four catches over the last games, including two for touchdowns. (USA TODAY Sports-Darren Yamashita)
Renfrow has totaled at least four catches over the last games, including two for touchdowns. (USA TODAY Sports-Darren Yamashita)

Two Clemson products rank among the top-10 rookies in the NFL after 11 weeks according to Pro Football Focus.

The New York Giants' Dexter Lawrence has been a staple of PFF's rankings this year and now checks in at No. 3, while Oakland's Hunter Renfrow is No. 8 now.

On Lawrence: "The 340-pound unit Dexter Lawrence has been feasting in his rookie season with the Giants, ranking ninth at his position in overall grade at 82.8 and fifth in run-defense grade, at 88.0. Not to mention, he’s also bringing guys down with ease, with just one missed tackle on his 25 attempts."

On Renfrow: "Playing in Gruden’s west coast offense that lives and dies by horizontal passing, Renfrow is a critical component and has really helped the offense as a whole. On slant and crossing routes specifically, Renfrow is tied for seventh in PFF receiving grade."

Lawrence, the 17th pick of the first round in April, has totaled 26 tackles, with 2.5 sacks this season.

Renfrow, a fifth-round pick, has tallied 33 catches for 365 yards and two touchdowns.

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