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Mitchell Trubisky | Quarterback

Team: North Carolina Tar Heels
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/20/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220

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CBS Sports' Pete Prisco assigned the Bears a "D" grade for their draft.
Prisco is one of a slew of draft analysts who frowned upon the Bears' trade-up from No. 3 to No. 2 with the 49ers in order to select UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky. Wrote the analyst, "They could have stayed in their third spot and landed him, but gave up too much to move up a spot. If he's a star, they will be laughing at all us. But why give Mike Glennon that contract if this was what you planned to do?" In a slightly more positive note, Prisco did like the team's selection of Ashland TE Adam Shaheen in the second round. Sun, Apr 30, 2017 02:15:00 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Bears selected North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Trubisky (6’2/222) sat behind 2016 Packers camp arm Marquise Williams his first two seasons at UNC before taking the starting reigns as a redshirt junior last season and leading the Tar Heels to an 8-5 mark with school records in passing yards (3,748) and touchdowns (30). A plus athlete with 4.67 speed, Trubisky added five rushing TDs and is a legitimate scrambling threat. On tape, Trubisky impresses as a tough competitor with a quick release, but he showed a tendency to get squeamish when pressured and made only 13 college starts. The small sample makes him a frightening prospect. Nevertheless, Trubisky looks the part of a potential mid-range NFL starter with Ryan Tannehill-level tools.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 08:29:00 PM

ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both have UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky going No. 1 to the Browns in their final mock drafts.

So does the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn. All three are extremely plugged-in within league circles. "The thinking is the Browns get antsy about Trubisky being available at No. 12 and don't find any takers to trade up," Kiper wrote. "Could Cleveland ownership get involved and insist on a QB here?" Adding to all this, the Las Vegas odds on Trubisky going No. 1 have fallen from 6-to-1 on Wednesday all the way to 2-to-1 on Thursday, while Myles Garrett's odds have dropped from -800 to -350.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 01:42:00 PM

Both Bob McGinn and Todd McShay placed UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky as the No. 1 pick to the Browns in their final mock drafts.

"Owner Jimmy Haslam intercedes at the 11th hour, deciding that a future with Cody Kessler and Brock Osweiler is like none at all," McGinn writes. The Browns could absolutely try to move up from No. 12, even to No. 2, in order to land their top two prospects. But that would be incredibly difficult and lead the team to far fewer resources and darts.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 08:48:00 AM

ESPN’s Adam Schefter cited "very smart" sources who think the Browns will select UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky No. 1 overall instead of Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett.

"I continue to hear that Mitchell Trubisky is square in consideration and may turn out to be the No. 1 pick," Schefter said. "Now I know everyone thinks Myles Garrett’s going to be the pick, and I will not be surprised if that’s the case ... But I have got very smart, very well-connected people telling me over the last 24 hours that they think Trubisky’s going to be the No. 1 pick." This would be a true stunner. With the assumption that Cleveland would take Garrett in mind, we didn't understood why Cleveland would let it leak that they were considering taking Trubisky No. 1 overall, since that news would only serve to steal leverage in trade talks if and when they attempted to move up from No. 12. Those reports would begin to make sense if Cleveland actually intended to take Trubisky. Thursday night is going to be a wild ride.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 08:49:00 PM

NFL Network's Steve Wyche was told by a team source that the 49ers are interested in North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

In addition to that, 49ers CEO Jed York talked about the importance of finding a star quarterback on Wednesday. "You need to get the best players, wherever they are, whatever you need to do, you need to find the best players," York told Wyche. "It's proven that if you don't have a superstar quarterback, you're probably not getting to the Super Bowl and you're probably not winning a Super Bowl." Whether San Francisco's interest in Trubisky is legitimate or a ploy to convince a team like Cleveland to pony up for a trade, we cannot say. We'll find out tomorrow night.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 04:52:00 PM

NFL Network's Mike Silver reports the Browns have discussed trade possibilities with four teams in the top eight picks.

This is likely in the hope of moving up for UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky. It is clear the front office wants to select Myles Garrett and No. 1, but pressure from another area of the team is pushing a Trubisky selection, which ultimately could be a trade up. The Browns have draft ammo, but a major part of their plan is to acquire as many picks as possible, not use them as a possible trade up for a quarterback with 13 starts. But if the influence is from the owner, the team might not have a choice.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 09:19:00 AM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller does not expect the Jets to take a quarterback at No. 6.

"Odds are the Jets attempt to trade out of the top 10 to let a team like the Cleveland Browns move up to select Trubisky," Miller writes, adding that should New York stand pat, rather than trade out of that spot, LSU S Jamal Adams would probably be the pick if he is still available. Though on that note, it has been reported that when Adams visited the Jets, they essentially asked him why he was doing such a thing, as they do not believe he will be available in the six-hole.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 09:03:00 PM

NFL Network's Michael Silver reports that the Browns have discussed trading up with "at least" three teams holding top-eight picks.

"I've learned that at least three teams in the top eight have been contacted by the Browns and discussions have taken place about the prospect of moving up," Silver said on Up to the Minute Live. The presumption here is that they would select Myles Garrett at No. 1, then trade up from the No. 12 pick in order to select UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky. This strikes as a bit more resourceful than simply using the No. 1 pick on Trubisky. If such a trade is consummated, it would likely happen once the draft itself has started.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 05:17:00 PM

A scout speaking to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel said UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky has "a ceiling to be a solid starter like Alex Smith."

This isn't the first time we've heard this comp. "There’s a smaller variance between his floor and ceiling than Mahomes," the scout said. "He does some good things but doesn’t get me excited. If he hits he’s like from 10 to 20 among the quarterbacks. Him being a one-year wonder is problematic." Trubisky has also been compared to Kirk Cousins. "You’ve got to try with him," another scout said. "He’s the best of the bunch. You just wish he played more. The guy he played behind was terrible. Kind of a concern. As far as the physical gifts, he’s got everything. He’s got the poise, and he works hard." Trubisky is in play to go anywhere from No. 2 down -- and there's been talk, which we don't buy, that Cleveland is considering him at No. 1. "Can sling the ball but his feet get a little bit happy under pressure," a third scout said. "I don’t think he’s a quick mental processor. That’s going to take some time. I don’t know if guys will rall
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 12:27:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport cites multiple sources stating the 49ers are still considering a QB at No. 2 overall.

"Taking a quarterback high would likely end any chance at Kirk Cousins," Rapoport notes, which is important since so many believe that is where Cousins ultimately ends up in 2018. Every team in the top five has now been linked with a quarterback, if not two.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 11:09:00 AM

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky is "still under serious consideration by the Browns at No. 1."

Talk of Trubisky to the Browns at No. 1 simply refuses to die. These rumblings kicked off in earnest on April 11, when ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that there were "split opinions" as to whether to select Myles Garrett -- viewed as close to a consensus No. 1 throughout the process -- or Trubisky. Earlier this week, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora dumped even more fuel on this divided fire, passing along word that Hue Jackson and the Browns' coaching staff was "all in" on Garrett, but that the front office was leaning toward Trubisky. With the Cleveland Plain Dealer's fresh report that Trubisky remains in play for the Browns at No. 1, it is becoming increasingly difficult to just dismiss this as idle talk. We still ultimately think that Browns will take Garrett. One other note from Cabot's report -- she was told "don't be surprised" if the 49ers select Trubisky at No. 2, something that the Browns are almost certainly factoring into their decision.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 03:17:00 PM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah believes that there is a 70% chance that the Browns select a quarterback in the first round.

Jeremiah broke down the percentages for the most likely top-12 teams to select a quarterback on Day 1. No surprise that he pegged the Browns -- who hold two top-15 picks -- as the most likely to draft a gunslinger. In descending order, the next three teams DJ spotted were the Bills at 60%, the Jets at 40% and the Bears at 35%. He also offered an additional note on the Bears, relaying that he has been hearing for "quite some time" that they could target a quarterback at No. 3. This is all speculative, of course, but the percentages sound about right to us. Perhaps the most interesting takeaway here is that the 49ers -- who have been linked to Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2 -- draw just a 20% mark from DJ.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 01:50:00 PM

On a Friday conference call, NFL Network's Mike Mayock expressed a lack of enthusiasm for the Jets drafting a quarterback at No. 6.

"I think most of this quarterback class should be later down the line, whether it's first round or second round," Mayock said, later adding that "[t]he Jets at No. 6 I think is a huge reach for any quarterback in this class. But if they fall in love with somebody, they've got to keep swinging." One other note on Mayock's quarterback thoughts -- he does not believe the Bills, who have been linked to Clemson's Deshaun Watson throughout the process, will be taking a quarterback at No. 10.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 06:56:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports that Browns HC Hue Jackson and his staff are "all-in" on Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett at No. 1, but the front office is leaning towards UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky and owner Jimmy Haslam "badly wants a QB."

Like the opening of baseball and the return of warm weather, April brings its annual Cleveland power struggle related to the NFL Draft. A couple years back, that yearly ritual reportedly led to Haslam leading the charge to trade up to draft Johnny Manziel. We think Garrett will ultimately be the No. 1 pick. Recent reports had Cleveland exploring trade possibilities to move from No. 12 back into the top-10 with an eye on Trubisky, though, so perhaps both divisions within the Cleveland organization will exit Day 1 happy.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 12:57:00 PM