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2017 NFL Draft Profile: Quarterback Mitch Trubisky

Sep 24, 2016; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 24, 2016; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
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Does Mitch Trubisky have what it takes to be a first round 2017 NFL draft pick? Check out his highlights here!

Mitch Trubisky has been making a name for himself since high school. While attending Mentor High School, he threw for a little over 9,100 passing yards and 92 touchdowns. Trubisky also had a little under 1,600 rushing yards as well as, 33 touchdowns. In the 2017 NFL Draft, Trusbisky will be a hot name by teams looking for someone to groom for a bright future.

In 2013, Trubisky was red-shirted. In 2014, he played in 10 games in a backup position. He completed a little more than half of his passes and totaled about 460 yards. He also had five touchdowns and four interceptions.

In 2015, Trubisky was still a backup quarterback and the number of games played decreased to nine that season. However, with the little playing time he did receive, Trubisky had almost an 85 percent pass completion rate at North Carolina.

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The following year, he finally got his starting role. He played in 13 games and had a pass completion of almost 70 percent. He also had a little under 3,750 yards and 30 touchdowns. Trubisky also had six interceptions which, only averages to about half an interception per game. That year, Trubisky received third-team All-ACC

STRENGTHS

Great with solid, strong build. Great eye contact and movement in the pocket. Consistent, smooth passer. Maneuvers well when pressured. Quick release; doesn’t hesitate or think too long. Able to accurately pass downfield. Reads and understands opposing secondaries. Confident, smart, well-rounded athlete.

WEAKNESSES

Poor footwork. Doesn’t have experience with tight space passes or heavily covered receivers. Has a lot of footballs knocked down at the line of scrimmage. Sometimes loses focus in the pocket. The majority of his passes fall in the hip pocket. Almost all his dropbacks were due to shotgun formations. Needs to be aware of the blitz.

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DRAFT DAY PREDICTION

Trubisky is capable of being an NFL starting quarterback. He can expect to be a first-round pick. He is also more talented and athletic than other quarterbacks entering the draft and can expect to be a top five quarterback selected during this year’s draft. He will be an overall top 10 first round draft pick due to everything he brings to the table.

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