NFL Draft Scouting Report: Mitch Trubisky

North Carolina
Quarterback #10
Junior 6’3” 220

  • Very good size
  • Above average arm to make all the necessary throws
  • Throws with tremendous accuracy and anticipation
  • Good mobility and can extend plays in and out of the pocket
  • Limited starting experience
  • Operated primarily from the shotgun

Mitch Trubisky was ranked a 3-star recruit coming out of high school in the Cleveland, Ohio area. He signed with the University of North Carolina in 2013 and was promptly redshirted for his first season on campus. He played sparingly in his sophomore season but did start a game against Delaware and threw for 312 yards and 4 touchdowns and set the school record for pass efficiency in a single game.

Trubisky was given the starting job in 2016 following the graduation of long-time quarterback Marquise Williams but his first start in a loss against Georgia was a tough one. From there, Trubisky went on a string of excellent performances including a great performance in an upset win at Florida State. He capped his terrific season with a decent performance against Stanford in the Sun Bowl where he engineered a TD drive in the last two minutes but fell just short on the conversion attempt. Trubisky has since declared for the 2017 NFL Draft.

Trubisky possesses a good combination of skills to play on Sundays. One of his best qualities is his ability to throw downfield with accuracy and touch:

He has plenty of arm strength to get the ball outside the hash marks but still accurately:

Trubisky also possesses good awareness in the pocket and has the ability to make or extend plays with his feet:

Trubisky is very good quarterback prospect for the NFL. He has all the requisite tools to be a very good starter in the league. The size, arm strength, accuracy, touch and mobility are all there. The team that selects him would be wise to give him some time to grow and develop. He has had limited starting experience at the college level and played in an offense that had him in the shotgun primarily. If properly developed, I can see Trubisky develop into an above average quarterback in the NFL.

NFL Comparison: Alex Smith

Round Value: 1st round

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