Mitch Trubisky 2017 NFL Draft Profile

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Overview
Position
: Quarterback
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 222 pounds
School: North Carolina Tar Heels

Combine Performance Data
40-yard dash: 4.67 seconds (fourth among quarterbacks)
Vertical jump: 27.5 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 8 inches
Three-cone drill: 6.87 seconds (second among quarterbacks)
20-yard shuttle: 4.25 seconds (fourth among quarterbacks)

Mitch Trubisky 2017 NFL Draft Profile

Mitch Trubisky has been considered one of the top NFL quarterback prospects of 2017 despite his limited playing time in college. Trubisky played as a backup to four-year starter Marquise Williams most of his career. During his sophomore year, he played a partial season and went 82 of 125 for 1,014 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Trubisky’s highlight year came in his last season with the North Carolina Tar Heels. That season earned him third team All-ACC honors behind Heisman Trophy candidates Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson. Trubisky threw 30 touchdowns and only six interceptions during the 2016 campaign, completing 68 percent of his passes. There are many NFL teams searching for answers at quarterback this season. As a result, Trubisky will be drafted early.

Strengths

  • Adequate height and weight for quarterback position;
  • Poised and calm on-field leader;
  • Good pocket presence; keeps eyes down field;
  • Moves quickly through his progressions;
  • Great pocket mechanics and throwing motion;
  • Competitive and mentally tough.

Weaknesses

  • Most drop backs in college came from shotgun;
  • Needs to show better accuracy between hash marks;
  • More often will make decision to throw 50/50 ball than simply throw away;
  • Has tendency to drop arm creating batted balls at line of scrimmage;
  • Inconsistent deep ball accuracy;
  • Timid inside red zone inviting turnover opportunities;
  • Can at times be late feeling pocket pressure.

NFL Comparison:  Aaron Rodgers

Teams With Need at Position: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers,

Projection: early to middle first round

Bottom Line

Mitch Trubisky has many NFL executives’ eyes gleaming. He has size for the position at the next level along with an NFL caliber arm. Despite his lack of experience, Trubisky possesses all the tangibles that can lead to a successful career. He sees the entire field and is good at reading the safeties pre-snap. Trubisky moves though his progressions well and is willing to go back to a first option if he does not find an open receiver. He looks to throw first and run last keeping his head and eyes up. Trubisky will have to improve on his footwork, especially dropping back from under center. He will also have to become more confident in scoring positions and learn to take advantage without being timid. Given the right situation, Trubisky can become a franchise quarterback. Trubisky needs to sit for a few seasons and learn the speed and pace of NFL football.

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