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Mitchell Trubisky | Quarterback

Team: North Carolina Tar Heels
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/20/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220

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When asked why he didn’t start over Marquise Williams, UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky said: "I felt like I won the job."
"I felt like I should have been the quarterback, but Coach [Larry] Fedora, it’s his decision, he did what he thought was best for the team," Trubisky said. "Even though I hated being a backup, as a competitor, I embraced my role. ... We won a lot of games with [Williams] and I thought if I was in there I could have done the same thing and maybe even better." Some see Trubisky's inability to unseat Williams as a red flag, others aren't as concerned by Fedora's deference to the veteran. As Yahoo reminded readers, Tom Brady once had problems beating out Drew Henson. Trubisky told the site that he has workouts scheduled with the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals. Mar 22 - 1:57 PM
Source: Yahoo

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ESPN's Todd McShay spoke with one personnel director who compared UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky to Aaron Rodgers coming out of Cal.

Yep. That happened. "The similarities: The quick release, the arm talent and the ability stay in balance while moving his feet," McShay writes, adding time went into Rodgers' development. First round quarterbacks aren't afforded that type of time anymore, but teams with established quarterbacks could be on the lookout in the first round in the hopes of planning for the future. Trubisky could be the first or the fourth quarterback off the board.
Source: ESPN
Mar 22 - 10:29 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky "struggled with his accuracy" during Tuesday's pro day throwing drills.

Trubisky did show off the requisite arm strength on Tuesday, but where that arm strength led the ball is another matter completely. Notes Pauline, "Receivers were adjusting to errant throws or leaving their feet to grab passes high of the mark. On occasion the ball left his hand funny and Trubisky was way off the target." In assessing the pro day work of both Clemson QB Deshaun Watson (last week) and Trubisky, Pauline believes Watson was the more consistent thrower. We would not be surprised to see Watson drafted before Trubisky on Day 1, though this quarterback class remains relatively fluid.
Mar 21 - 7:58 PM

According to ESPN, there were no NFL head coaches present for the pro day workout of North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky.

You can read into this as you would like. While it does strike as peculiar that a potential top-10 quarterback would not have a few head coaches of interested teams on hand to watch him throw, the Browns have already set up a private workout with him, as have the Jets, 49ers and Chiefs. All four of those teams would fall into the "quarterback hungry" basket by various degrees. In his latest positional rankings, NFL Media's Mike Mayock ranks Trubisky as the third quarterback in this class, trailing Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer and Clemson's Deshaun Watson.
Mar 21 - 5:55 PM

North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky will be attending the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.

Fellow gunslinger Deshaun Watson had already previously confirmed that he will be attending the NFL's big show in Philadelphia come April 27. The presumptive No. 1 overall pick, Texas A&M EDGE Myles Garrett, does not plan on attending.
Mar 21 - 4:39 PM

The Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs have all scheduled private workouts with North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky.

We'd already heard about Cleveland's private workout, news that broke in conjunction with the report that head coach Hue Jackson and GM Sashi Brown had skipped UNC's pro day on Tuesday. The Browns, 49ers and Jets all have dire quarterback needs, while some have speculated that the Chiefs could take a quarterback in Round 1 as Alex Smith's eventual heir.
Mar 21 - 3:57 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson and executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown skipped North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky's pro day workout on Tuesday.

No biggie; Cleveland has already scheduled Trubisky for a private workout. NFL.com's Bucky Brooks slots Trubisky No. 25 to the Texans. The Jets and 49ers have been both sniffing around Trubisky recently.
Mar 21 - 2:44 PM

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch attended the Tuesday pro day workout of North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky.

At the NFL Combine, Lynch admitted that he's in the market for a quarterback. From the same event, the MMQB's Robert Klemko reported that, based on what he was hearing, that he would "be shocked" if the 49ers selected a quarterback in the first round. We'll find out soon enough. Trubisky is joined in the first-round QB discussion by Clemson's Deshaun Watson, Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 21 - 1:59 PM

The Jets are "very intrigued" by UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.

"This is something to watch," Cimini writes. Trubisky's pro day is on Tuesday. The Jets are incredibly tight lipped about their interest in any prospect or position, but Cimini does point out that GM Mike Maccagnan has a tendency to draft a quarterback every year.
Source: ESPN
Mar 21 - 11:35 AM

UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky is "not a high-level talent prospect," according to NFL Films producer Greg Cosell.

Cosell projects Trubisky to be a "function of head coach-OC view of him as a system fit," specifically calling attention to "a lot of flaws in his mechanics." Trubisky is mentioned by many as the No. 1 quarterback in this class, but that label seems to be in a constant cycle. Trubisky only has 13 starts to his name, and only 12 are viable since one was played in terrible weather.
Mar 20 - 10:32 AM

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Browns will give Cody Kessler a chance to start next season.

This does not necessarily preclude the Browns from drafting a quarterback, but at the very least, it would appear to indicate that the team is not currently looking to take one in the first round. As USA Today's Luke Easterling notes, Cleveland could simply be waiting for next year's draft. That one could be a little heavier at the top, with Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Mason Rudolph all possibly in play.
Mar 12 - 2:30 PM

Packers beat writer Bob McGinn spoke with one NFL scout who said UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky is his top prospect in the draft.

"I wanted to compare him to (Brett) Favre but he’s a much better athlete than Favre and he’s faster than Favre," the evaluator told McGinn. Yes, you read that correctly. An NFL scout wants to compare a college prospect with 13 total starts to Brett Favre. The scout then praised Trubisky mobility and called him a Marcus Mariota-type. We can conceivably understand the top overall ranking since Trubisky plays quarterback and a prospect with a quality starter game should be at the top of boards. But he's not Brett Favre.
Mar 7 - 11:42 AM

The MMQB's Robert Klemko would "be shocked" if the 49ers select a QB in the first round based on what he has heard at the NFL Combine.

"I don’t think Shanahan wants to go into his first head-coaching job with a daisy-fresh rookie at quarterback—at least, not any one of the daisy-fresh rookies available in 2017," Klemko writes. Based on previous years, if a quarterback is selected in the first round, he will start at least a few games in 2017. If that pick is in the top five, that quarterback is in line for even more starts. Free agency sets up the draft for many teams, and right now the 49ers have no quarterbacks on the roster. The portrait will come together closer to the draft.
Source: The MMQB
Mar 6 - 8:45 AM

Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot reports that the Browns are "strongly considering" taking North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky with the No. 1 overall pick.

With Browns HC Hue Jackson not certain that his favored quarterback will still be available at pick No. 12 (we would tend to think Trubisky won't be around at that point), they could pull off a shocker and simply take the UNC signal-caller at No. 1. NFL Network's Mike Silver said on Wednesday, "I'm almost positive that they'll do the no-brainer thing at No. 1 and take Myles Garrett." Concur, but assuming Cabot's report is accurate, consider Trubisky a very dark horse to go No. 1 overall.
Mar 2 - 4:29 PM

Sports Illustrated's Mike Silver passes along that the Browns will "likely add a young [quarterback]" this offseason.

It should not come as any surprise that the Browns will be sniffing around their quarterback options during the early rounds of the draft. More interestingly, Cleveland HC Hue Jackson does not believe that his preferred quarterback will be available at No. 12. The Browns also hold the No. 1 overall pick, but we would be very, very surprised to see them select a quarterback in that spot. More realistically, the Browns could conceivably trade down from No. 1 -- something they pulled off at No. 2 during the 2016 draft. On the flip side, they could also trade up from No. 12. Plenty of flexibility on Day 1 for the hapless boys from Cleveland.
Mar 2 - 4:01 PM