Mitch Trubisky has gone from a nobody to a projected top five pick after just one year starting for the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Trubisky is believed by many to be in play for the Cleveland Browns — most likely with the team’s second first-round pick which could be packaged into a trade to move up for the former UNC star.
That has led to questions about whether Trubisky would want to play for a franchise that has been a quarterback wasteland and he answered that question during a recent interview just before the 2017 NFL Draft.
The native Ohioan stands a reasonable chance of landing with his hometown Browns, something he told Yahoo! Sports’ Evan Doherty would be “a dream come true.”
Trubisky is from Mentor, Ohio, which is 25 minutes northeast of Cleveland. While he says playing for the Browns would fulfill a boyhood fantasy of his, his ultimate dream is to play in the NFL, and he’ll give his all to whatever team drafts him.
Trubisky’s only real competition for first quarterback off the board would be Clemson’s Deshaun Watson.
Watson features the kind of dynamic mobility that many NFL teams are learning how to utilize at the highest level of football. To this point, predicting a landing spot for the two quarterbacks has fluctuated wildly.
The 2017 NFL Draft kicks off tomorrow night.