Bryn Renner – Quarterback – North Carolina
Renner is another player who came into the game with a lot of hype but then played average. He has excellent size at 6-3 and 225 but he is just an average athlete with average speed. He finished the game completing 26 of 43 passes for 194 yards and 1 touchdown. He has an average NFL arm and does not throw a consistent spiral. While he seems to be able to read the field well and make good decisions his accuracy and ball placement were off in this game. There were many times when he had an open man and couldn’t get the ball to him. One of the reasons was he was not always in balance when making his throws. When he didn’t set his feet before the throw the ball sailed. He was high on a number of throws. While Renner had a feel for pass rushers, he lacks the overall athleticism to make many plays with his feet or extend plays on a consistent basis. He is not a threat as a runner and his accuracy when throwing on the run is average. What also stood out to me was he was not a playmaker. Quarterbacks need to make plays on a consistent basis. Renner was unable to do that versus South Carolina. He still has 11 games to pick up his play but he has a long ways to go after Thursday night.