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: April 18, 2013, 11:19:57 AM

Anyone think we should take a late round flyer on this kid? Really smart kid with the prototype NFL QB size, but lacking in top-end arm strength. If he can improve on that, no saying how good he can be.

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Blue Devils made their first postseason this year since 1994.
David Cutcliffe was named ACC coach of the year and ultimately earned a contract extension.
Renfree, had a career-low eight interceptions this fall.
The Blue Devils averaged over 30 points per game this season.

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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.

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#1 : April 18, 2013, 11:23:36 AM

What round are they projecting right now?? Id take a chance on him in maybe the 5th round.

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#2 : April 18, 2013, 11:40:09 AM

CBS got him in the 7th or as and udrafted free agent.

03/01/2013 - 2013 NFL PRO DAY DATES TO REMEMBER: March 25 - Duke...Duke quarterback Sean Renfree suffered an unfortunate injury to his throwing shoulder on one of the final plays of the season, forcing him to miss the East-West Shrine Game and the combine. His rehab is going well and he will begin throwing soon, but it's still too early to know if he will be ready to throw at the pro day or before the draft at all. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


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#3 : April 18, 2013, 11:41:14 AM

ok well then sign him undrafted. Thats probably what will happen.

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#4 : April 18, 2013, 11:42:33 AM

Projected as a late round pick - could go anywhere from 4-7 depending on which team takes a chance on him. This is a QB with high IQ, accuracy, smarts, quick & compact release, good size and a lot less hype than someone like Ryan Nassib. The knock on him is arm strength and that is something that can be improved with coaching and conditioning.  He seemed to get better each year and has throws very few picks. His favorite target Conner Vernon nearly had a 1000-yard season for Duke last year.

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#5 : April 18, 2013, 12:03:28 PM

I think Renfree overachieved last year.  Cutcliffe is an amazing coach, Peyton still works out at Duke with Cutty during the offseason.  Even though it would be a higher pick, I would much rather take a chance on Glennon. 

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#6 : April 18, 2013, 06:29:09 PM

Judging by the scouting report he is the anti Freeman....


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