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North Carolina’s Bryn Renner shines at Manning Passing Academy


Johnny Manziel’s case of dehydration got most of the attention at last weekend’s Manning Passing Academy. But while Manziel was leaving early, North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner was impressing people with his on-field performance.

The Manning Passing Academy is a high school football camp, but it also functions as something of an early pro day for college quarterbacks, who take the field for passing drills that give NFL personnel people an early impression of their passing skills. And Renner showed off a particularly good arm, according to Mike Mayock of NFL Network.

“As far as the quarterbacks, the seniors, Bryn Renner from North Carolina, I thought he probably was the most polished of all the quarterbacks I saw,” Mayock said. “Great feet, bigger kid than I thought — 6-3, 220 — ball comes out beautifully.”

Mayock noted that Renner’s dad, former Packers punter Bill Renner, is respected as a coach of young players, and Renner looks like he’s been well coached for years.

“His father is a highly recognized high school coach, so it doesn’t surprise me that he’s so polished,” Mayock said.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone if Renner — who completed 65.4 percent of his passes and threw 28 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season — is a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

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15 Responses to “North Carolina’s Bryn Renner shines at Manning Passing Academy”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 15, 2013 4:06 PM

    A lively group of QBs in next year’s draft, it will be very interesting to see how it all plays out.

  2. steelerben says: Jul 15, 2013 4:10 PM

    With the first pick of the 2014 NFL draft the Jacksonville Jaguars select…

  3. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Jul 15, 2013 4:13 PM

    Stephen Morris will be the best QB to come out of this years Manning Passing Academy.

    Way more pro ready than a gimmick QB like Manziel, way more athletic and physically gifted than a guy like McCarron.

  4. realfootballfan says: Jul 15, 2013 4:14 PM

    This is why it’s hard to take some of these “experts” seriously, and Mayock could be considered the serious one in the clown profession that he inhabits. Renner should have already been on everyone’s radar much like Griffin should have been a couple of years ago before his junior season.

  5. showftyme says: Jul 15, 2013 4:15 PM

    As a UNC fan, we are VERY excited about our chances with Renner running the show. He will be playing on Sundays in a year, and may be a first to secound round pick by next April. Great article, and very proud of the kid.

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 15, 2013 4:15 PM


    Jags will select a QB to be groomed under Tim Tebow? You never know!

  7. deltaoracle says: Jul 15, 2013 4:21 PM

    It’ll be nice if he falls to #32 for the Packers. Yeah, that’s right!

  8. jagwires says: Jul 15, 2013 4:21 PM

    steelerben says:
    Jul 15, 2013 4:10 PM
    With the first pick of the 2014 NFL draft the Jacksonville Jaguars select…

    I wonder how much it’s going to cost for us to trade up to number 1 with the raiders? Good prediction though.

    thestrategyexpert says:
    Jul 15, 2013 4:15 PM

    Jags will select a QB to be groomed under Tim Tebow? You never know!



    Whew. Watch out Letterman, thestrategyexpert just made me bruise my own knees I slapped them so hard.

  9. justintuckrule says: Jul 15, 2013 4:37 PM

    deltaoracle says:
    Jul 15, 2013 4:21 PM
    It’ll be nice if he falls to #32 for the Packers. Yeah, that’s right!
    Why would they trade up from the second round when they already have a qb? Good thing you’re not running my team…i.e. Packer-slayers.

  10. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 15, 2013 4:51 PM

    Renner compares to former UNC QB and current Texans back up TJ Yates, except Renner is more mobile and has more upside. In the right offense, he could do well in the NFL.

  11. shayeezy says: Jul 15, 2013 5:02 PM

    i watched every game yates played at UNC, and have watched every renner game in the last two seasons, and renner is just much more impressive to me. yates was smart, consistent, and played well under pressure, but he also benefited hugely from a ridiculous receiving corps of hakeem nicks, greg little, and brandon tate, who are all in the NFL now. renner has had some talent to work with, but overall he just seems to have more moxie and play-making ability than i ever saw out of yates, and his touch and timing on passes is impressive. i expect him to take another step up this year and be one of the top QB prospects in next year’s draft.

  12. SAV says: Jul 15, 2013 5:20 PM

    Makes you scratch your head to wonder why the Jets used a 2nd round pick on Geno Smith when they could have bolstered that swiss cheese D or OLine knowing they already had the Sanchize making bocu bucks and could have used a first rounder this year on a QB….

    And don’t even tell me they were too afraid they wouldn’t be picking in the top 10 hahaha

  13. doggeatdogg says: Jul 15, 2013 5:24 PM

    Somebody’d draft pick just got lifted. JM did himself no favors this weekend. He better excel this year or else he is looking at a round pick not the first to fourth.

  14. persianelvis says: Jul 15, 2013 5:27 PM

    I played for Coach Renner, Brynn’s dad. To say he’s respected is under statement. We would of jumped off a bridge for the man. He was a father figure to everyone that ever played for him and taught us more about life than football. We used to watch Brynn as a little kid running around with a football at our high school practices. It’s awesome to watch him play and it couldn’t of happen to a better family than the Renners.

  15. rcali says: Jul 15, 2013 9:16 PM

    I’ve been to one of these QB camps before and I can tell you that it’s a lot of hard work, especially when you’re hung over. You have to push through it.

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