STRENGTHS - Not highly publicized during his career, Renfree has many of the physical tools that NFL teams want in a starting QB. No doubt smart, Renfree makes it look easy lining up and making the pre-snap checks/adjustments/protection calls, so I have no doubt that he can handle the mental side of quarterbacking in the NFL. Smooth and comfortable in pocket, Renfree does not panic in pocket and will not throw the ball up for grabs when under pressure. He stays on balls of feet while going through progressions and can plant and drive off back foot to get rid of the ball quickly. He is fundamentally sound QB with a quick and compact release. The ball comes out of his hand with a tight spiral. He is a very accurate short passer and consistently puts the ball in position so that his receiver can catch the ball without slowing down and gets started up the field quickly after the catch.
WEAKNESSES - While Renfree is outstanding above the shoulders, the concerns are more physical with him. He is below the line right now in terms of arm strength and has not shown that he can make all the NFL throws with zip/power. Unless he improves his arm strength he will not be able to become a productive starting QB. In addition, despite being a smooth athlete with excellent balance and coordination, he lacks the foot quickness and speed to avoid sacks and make big plays with his feet. .
SUMMARY - Renfree is a player that impresses when breaking down the film because he clearly has the mental side of the game down and can handle the pressure that comes from being the engine of the offense. He is fundamentally sound with good footwork and a quick, compact release, which helps him to set-up and get rid of the ball quickly once he identifies an open receiver. Overall, Renfree is the classic college QB with nearly all the tools to be a high quality NFL starter, but is lacking in one major area - Arm strength. While many quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Drew Brees were able to improve their arm strength and become stars, there have been many more that never improved their arm strength enough to become more than backups, which is why you have to be careful not to over-draft Renfree as it is impossible to predict which quarterbacks will be able to improve their arm strength once they get to the NFL.