Very few quarterbacks have been able to improve their NFL Draft stock during the 2016 college football season like North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky.
The junior signal-caller entered the season as an under-the-rader prospect, but has emerged as one of the top quarterbacks in what will likely be a very weak 2017 draft class.
In fact, one NFL executive believes Trubisky could become a top ten pick.
“Accurate, good vision, athletic, tough … I think he’s a top-10 pick,” the NFC executive told SI.com’s MMQB.
Another scout had a similar opinion.
Another NFC exec echoed the sentiment in saying Trubisky has the “accuracy and overall arm talent” to go that high, with the only drawbacks being questions on experience and leadership. And the leadership question really centers on Trubisky being a little quieter than some would like, like Marcus Mariota and Teddy Bridgewater were.
This season, the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder has thrown for 3,188 yards, 25 touchdowns and four interceptions. He has also added 215 yards and five scores on the ground.
A lot of where Trubisky lands will depend on which underclassmen ultimately declare, but it looks like he is in a good position to hear his name called sooner rather than later if he ultimately forgoes his final year of eligibility.
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