Mitch Trubisky measures in at 6-foot-2 and change, exhale now

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Well thank God we’ve cleared that up.

Answering one of the burning questions of the lead-up to the Scouting Combine, we now know exactly how tall North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky is.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Trubisky measured in this morning at 6-foot-2-1/8 inches.

That was a bit of a question, after NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock eyeballed him as closer to 6-1, which Trubisky’s college coach viewed as an effort to “tear down” his quarterback.

Trubisky also checked in with 9-1/2-inch hands, so perhaps now all the questions about whether he’s big enough should subside.

We hope.

27 responses to “Mitch Trubisky measures in at 6-foot-2 and change, exhale now

  1. .
    How fans evaluate QBs :

    Trubiski – one year of college ball with inconclusive results. He is worth multiple first rounders plus a few additional picks.

    Garopollo – a former 2nd rounder who has three years of experience with the Patriots and Josh McDaniels. He has performed capably in his limited appearances versus legitimate NFL competition. He is worth a conditional 7th in 2020.
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  2. Hand-size seems to be a significant measurable for quarterbacks.

    Beyond that, history has proven that height (Brees/Wilson), speed (Brady/Manning), and even the Wonderlic (Favre, as reported by Aaron Rodgers in “Gunslinger”.)

    It’s all a roll of the dice (read scouting reports on Rodgers coming out of college… Romo went undrafted… Dak went in round 4 last year), and even the most talented of quarterbacks will fail if a team isn’t sound around them. And okay quarterbacks can excel if they have a few weapons and good protection. This whole event is just a money grab.

  3. for someone like the Bears, drafting Trubisky will result in lots of coaches and the GM losing their jobs whereas trading the 1st and 2nd for Garoppolo will lead them to the playoffs with a hometown boy

  4. He’s basically the exact same size as Aaron Rodgers so no problem there.

    Bigger worries are inconsistent accuracy and a bad bowl game against a good pass rush. He’ll be overdrafted but in a weak draft class, so it goes.

  5. Unless he goes number one…which like ever other draft spot is merely a team filling a need, why worry about any of it until regular season game one.

  6. tv426 says:
    Mar 2, 2017 9:35 AM
    Ask Drew Brees and Russell Wilson if their height matters.
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    Or ask the countless 6 feet or less QBs that dominated college but didn’t pan out in the NFL.

    There’s a reason why coaches like Parcells have size minimums for draftable players. They didn’t just come up with this idea that QBs have to be a certain height (6’2″ +) with a certain hand size (9″ +) to make scouting players more challenging.

  7. 6ball says:
    Mar 2, 2017 10:02 AM
    .
    How fans evaluate QBs :

    Trubiski – one year of college ball with inconclusive results. He is worth multiple first rounders plus a few additional picks.

    Garopollo – a former 2nd rounder who has three years of experience with the Patriots and Josh McDaniels. He has performed capably in his limited appearances versus legitimate NFL competition. He is worth a conditional 7th in 2020.
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    Every fan believes Garopollo is worth more than a 7th round pick and not one fan (including patriot fans) thinks Trubiski is worth multiple first rounders. Garopollo played 2 games. How do teams gameplan for a guy with limited film? He lit up the Dolphins pretty good in the 1st half but that was the worst Dolphins defense in their history. To give up a 1st for either guy would be a huge stretch. But you would give up more for Garopollo just for he has already been through most of his learning curve.

  8. tv426 says:
    Mar 2, 2017 9:35 AM
    Ask Drew Brees and Russell Wilson if their height matters.
    ———————————–
    Maybe we should ask Doug Flutie or Johnny Manziel.

  9. Ryan Leaf was the protypical size for a QB at 6’5″ and 230 pounds. Then again, Johnny Manziel is just under 6′.

  10. I’m happy for Trubisky. You see, I’m sub-6’2″ and fell victim to size-discrimination. If coach would have put me in during the 4th quarter, we would have taken State. I just know it.

  11. Yeah, but you also have to remember Wilson and Brees have huge hands (10.25 inches).

    Measurement: lay your hand on a flat surface, stretch it, and measure from end of pinky to end of thumb.

    Height doesn’t matter as much if you’re able to sling it.

  12. tv426 says:
    Mar 2, 2017 9:35 AM
    Ask Drew Brees and Russell Wilson if their height matters.

    OK, now ask Drew Brees and Russell Wilson if they’d rather be 6’4″…

  13. .
    @jchipwood

    In the words of Judge Chamberlain Haller, ” that was a logical, cogent comment…..” What’s wrong with you? Do you need help? There’s a 2 pm train from Tampa to Miami. I could be on site in a matter of hours.
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  14. Being measured in the morning always helps. We shrink 1/2 inch during the day. There is also a lot of anecdotal stuff on the Internet of people using inversion tables to get another 1/2″ to 1″ for a short period of time. When the difference between #1 overall and #10 is $10,000,000 over 4 years, a little spine stretching might be worth it.

  15. “Or ask the countless 6 feet or less QBs that dominated college but didn’t pan out in the NFL.

    There’s a reason why coaches like Parcells have size minimums for draftable players. They didn’t just come up with this idea that QBs have to be a certain height (6’2″ +) with a certain hand size (9″ +) to make scouting players more challenging.”

    Not a single QB has failed in the NFL because of height.

    A lot of coaches and scouts think that way because they’re complete idiots.

    You used Parcells as an example. Parcells had piss-poor QBs for most of his days coaching. When he was in Dallas, all he could think to do was bring in veteran garbage like Testaverde and Bledsoe…because he had them with the Patriots and Jets, where they were mediocre at best.

    I can name you a helluva lot more QBs who were 6’3″+ who were successful in college and failed in the NFL than you can guys 6’0″ or less who failed.

    BTW, Steve Young was 6 feet flat and Jeff Garcia was 5’9″-5’10” in reality.

  16. “Maybe we should ask Doug Flutie or Johnny Manziel.”

    Yeah, because Manziel’s height was the problem…not the fact that he’s an alcoholic loose cannon with awful pocket awareness.

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