NFLDRAFTSCOUT.COM 2014 NFL Draft: Offensive prospects who could emerge

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    Bryn Renner, North Carolina (6-3, 215, 4.79)


    The Tar Heels have pumped a lot of talent through the NFL pipeline as of late, but before T.J. Yates was drafted in 2011, North Carolina hadn't produced an NFL quarterback. And while time will tell if Yates will ever be more than a solid backup, Bryn Renner will audition for NFL scouts this fall in his third season as the starting quarterback in Chapel Hill. He has steadily improve his production the past two seasons and finished strong in 2012 with four straight 300-yard passing performances to end the year with an 11-2 TD-INT ratio over that stretch. As North Carolina enters year two in Larry Fedora's offense, the stage is set for Renner to take a big leap forward as a signal caller.


    The son of a football coach, Renner is a tough-minded competitor who might replace Arkansas' Tyler Wilson as the toughest quarterback in college football. He doesn't have an elite arm and will get himself in trouble when forcing throws, but he shows good enough arm strength for the next level with downfield touch. Renner understands how to find mismatches and exploit them, doing a nice job taking what the defense gives him. His ball placement and on-field leadership need refinement, but he'll look down the gun barrel and give his weapons a chance to make a play.

    2013 OUTLOOK

    While he won't “wow” with his physical tools, Renner is an intriguing quarterback prospect who might surprise as a senior if he continues to improve.

    Three more potential breakout QB prospects:

    Casey Pachall, TCU

    Brendon Kay, Cincinnati

    Jeff Mathews, Cornell


    LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (5-10, 190, 4.42)

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