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Hunter Renfrow autographs his own Patriots jersey; sign of things to come?

Hunter Renfrow autographs his own Patriots jersey; sign of things to come?

Hunter Renfrow was just being a nice guy. But he gave New England Patriots fans quite the visual this weekend.

The former Clemson wide receiver and NFL draft prospect took some time to sign autographs Saturday after the Tigers' spring game. Among the paraphernalia he signed? A No. 13 Patriots jersey with his name on the back.

First of all: Pretty bold move by this fan to order a custom Renfrow Patriots jersey several weeks before a draft in which New England has made zero promises they'll even consider taking the Clemson product.

But this man's wishful thinking isn't totally misplaced. After all, the Patriots need help at wide receiver, and Renfrow -- a 5-foot-10, 185-pound slot man who's drawn comparisons to Danny Amendola -- could be right in their wheelhouse as a Day 3 option.

And if you believe in serendipity, Renfrow admitted a couple weeks ago he had a dream about being in a meeting room with Tom Brady and added he'd "love to be a Patriot."

Do these bread crumbs actually impact the Patriots' chances of drafting Renfrow? Of course not. But if New England winds up taking him, there will be one very happy recent attendee of Clemson's spring game.

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NFL draft prospect WR Hunter Renfrow had a dream about Tom Brady

NFL draft prospect WR Hunter Renfrow had a dream about Tom Brady

Where a prospect lands in the NFL draft depends on a seemingly limitless number of factors. But wide receiver Hunter Renfrow may have found an easier way to determine his fate.

Renfrow, a 5-foot-10 receiver from Clemson, recently told Scott Keepfer of The Greenville News he had a dream he was drafted by the Patriots, and was meeting with quarterback Tom Brady.

"I would love to be a Patriot. Whoever gets me, that would be awesome," Renfrow told Keepfer. "I had a dream I was a Patriot last night. It was the weirdest thing. I went to sleep and ... I was having a meeting with Tom Brady."

Renfrow's dreams may well prove prophetic. 

The receiver has been pegged as a potential draft target for the Patriots, who need help at wide receiver. While Renfrow is not expected to be drafted high, if at all, he has several characteristics that fit the bill of slot receivers that New England tends to be interested in: short, fast, and an ability to get open quickly.

Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Harper and Austin Collie fill out the laundry list of Patriots past and present who fit the mold of Renfrow.

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