The NFL Draft rumors are beginning to heat up with representatives from all 32 teams at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week.
One player who is benefiting from the discussion is North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who many consider to be the top-rated signal-caller in the 2017 draft class.
It was believed that Trubisky could hear his name called in the first ten picks, but the latest buzz indicates he is in play with the No. 1 overall pick.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Trubisky is “on the Browns’ radar” with their top selection.
Browns coach Hue Jackson acknowledged as much after Trubisky measured in at 6-foot-2 on Thursday.
“That’s great,” he noted. “I like my quarterbacks a little taller.”
If the 6-foot-2 threshold is what Jackson likes his quarterbacks to hit, he is in luck with this year’s class.
Not only did Trubisky hit the mark, Notre Dame’s Deshone Kizer, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes of Texas Tech all came in at least measuring 6-foot-2, with Kizer the tallest at 6-foot-4.
Of course, there is plenty of time between now and April’s draft and the quarterbacks will still need to go through on-field workouts this season, so we’ll have to see if Trubisky can continue to impress Jackson and do enough to remain in the No. 1 discussion.
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