UNC’s Mitch Trubisky declares for 2017 NFL Draft

AP

Since teams at the top of the first round already reportedly have the hots for him, there wasn’t much point in Mitch Trubisky hanging around college much longer.

The University of North Carolina quarterback announced his intentions to leave school early this morning at The Players Tribune, one of the most #asexpected announcements of the pre-draft season.

Trubisky was a one-year starter for the Tar Heels, but it was a pretty good one year, with 3,748 passing yards, 30 touchdowns and just six interceptions.

He’s already had Browns executives scouting him at the Sun Bowl (where he lost a fumble forced by an official and threw a pick-six but also led a late-game comeback which fell short), and the Jets have been reported to have interest in him as well.

The fact it’s not a great year for quarterbacks and the general desperation at the position means he’ll be a high first-rounder, whether he ought to be or not.

18 responses to “UNC’s Mitch Trubisky declares for 2017 NFL Draft

  1. Him and DeShaun Watson. Glad my team isn’t in the qb market. It’s kind of like looking for a girlfriend at an engineering school. If you went to one, you know what I mean.

  2. Did not impress in his bowl game. Some nice throws negated by wide open misses and too many turnovers. Jay Cutler 2.0 until and unless he gets his mechanics cleaned up. He should have stayed in school another year.

  3. I only saw him play 3 or 4 games this year and one was in a flood but I didn’t see how they could think this guy is a first rounder.

  4. I am a UNC graduate and fan. Best of luck to him and you cannot fault him at all for this decision. It is really the only choice for him to make.

    With that said, best of luck on whoever spends a 1st round pick on him. I am not an NFL scout, but I definitely never saw anything that makes me overly confident he is anything more than a 2nd or 3rd QB on an NFL roster…

  5. You can’t win with a last name like that– name 1 Hall of Fame quarterback. Brady, Favre, Marino, Elway, Fouts, Montana, Manning, Kelly, Aikman, Young– easy to the point names.
    you just can’t. Think about it. Someone should do a study.. #don’tdraft

  6. Why is it that every year is not supposed to be a great year for QBs? Could it be that the scouts just don’t recognize the good QBs? I mean, Dak Prescott went in the 4th round. Tom Brady 6th. Joe Montana 3rd. Kurt Warner and Tony Romo didn’t get drafted. Brett Favre and Drew Brees went in the 2nd round. I think there are always good QBs, but it’s obvious that the scouts have a hard time finding them prior to the draft. When Brady was coming out you didn’t hear anyone saying “wow, there’s this awesome QB at Michigan”. Believe me, there will be good QBs in this draft, but they might not go in the first three rounds. The QB position in the NFL is 99% mental, but scouts go to the combine with their stop watches and tape measures.

  7. Much better off giving up a 2nd round draft pick for either Mccarron or Garoppolo than spending a high 1 on a guy with one year of tape. Anyone else remember Akili Smith?

  8. He seems like a guy whose NFL Draft ‘stock’ will rise and fall a good bit…back and forth… right up until draft weekend…

  9. charliecharger: Very good comment, though I wouldn’t say that the QB position in the NFL is ‘99%’ mental. It’s a key component, yes, but not 99%…

  10. steelerdeathstar says:
    Jan 9, 2017 10:46 AM

    charliecharger: Very good comment, though I wouldn’t say that the QB position in the NFL is ‘99%’ mental. It’s a key component, yes, but not 99%…

    Point well taken. Let me re-phrase. “Without a strong mental game, there is a 99% chance you won’t play QB in the NFL at a high level”.

  11. charliecharger says: Jan 9, 2017 10:30 AM

    Why is it that every year is not supposed to be a great year for QBs? Could it be that the scouts just don’t recognize the good QBs? I mean, Dak Prescott went in the 4th round. Tom Brady 6th. Joe Montana 3rd. Kurt Warner and Tony Romo didn’t get drafted. Brett Favre and Drew Brees went in the 2nd round. I think there are always good QBs, but it’s obvious that the scouts have a hard time finding them prior to the draft. When Brady was coming out you didn’t hear anyone saying “wow, there’s this awesome QB at Michigan”. Believe me, there will be good QBs in this draft, but they might not go in the first three rounds. The QB position in the NFL is 99% mental, but scouts go to the combine with their stop watches and tape measures.
    ________________________________________

    I wish I could like this 100 times.

  12. Cleanosaur says:
    Jan 9, 2017 10:23 AM

    You can’t win with a last name like that– name 1 Hall of Fame quarterback. Brady, Favre, Marino, Elway, Fouts, Montana, Manning, Kelly, Aikman, Young– easy to the point names.
    you just can’t. Think about it. Someone should do a study.. #don’tdraft

    ————————————

    Roethlisberger – 2 SB rings. Life-long Steeler fan and I have to look up the spelling every time…

  13. As has been mentioned.. I would much rather give up my first and start the season with Jimmy G. then take a risk with some of these kids.

    At least with Jimmy G. you know that he has been in an NFL lockeroom and knows how important the leadership role of the quarterback is, along with all the other “intangibles.”

  14. The Browns aren’t even close to drafting a QB. There are way too many holes to fill first. This draft is loaded with Defense talent, and the Browns just went from a 3-4 coach to a 4-3 coach. Even the Harvard geniuses can fill-in the blanks on this one.

    SF or Bears will be drafting Trubisky, the other will take Garrett.

    Hopefully, Browns take the DT from Alabama, followed by their MLB (Foster?). Secondary help and O-line in second and later rounds.

    Hopefully, they’ll be ready to add the QB by 2018. That’ll be the cherry on top.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.