Mitch Trubisky-QB-North Carolina
Size: 6’3 220lbs

Mitch Trubisky

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Strong arm
  • Pocket mobility
  • Can make all the throws
  • Tough in the pocket

Analysis: I went into my Mitch Trubisky film session thinking I will be watching the next QB bust in the NFL. I came away surprised at the type of QB Trubisky is. He comes across as a calm field general with very good pocket mobility. He can slide around the circumference of the pocket without having to drop his eyes from their task. When he leaves the pocket, he looks to challenge defenses with his arm before defaulting to his feet. Always in ready-to-rip throwing posture. Delivery is crisp and efficient. His arm is superb and he can literally make every throw—and do so with ease. His pocket mechanics and throwing motion are solid. Ball comes humming out of his hand when he needs to spike his velocity. Arm talent to whip a catchable throw from difficult angles to targets outside the numbers. Makes the standard “pitch and catch” throws with consistent accuracy. Ball usually comes out on time. His 62.1 completion percentage on intermediate throws easily outpaces the top quarterbacks in this draft

Weaknesses:

  • Inconsistent with accuracy
  • In shotgun 98% of the time at North Carolina
  • System QB?
  • Pocket awareness

Analysis: I expected the weakness category to be fairly easy with Trubisky, but that hasn’t been the case. That being said, there are some major red flags with Trubisky, especially if he is going to be the first quarterback drafted. Almost 98 percent of his dropbacks came from shotgun, he will have to learn NFL footwork from under center which could take time. At North Carolina he benefited from the offense being loaded with RPOs (run-pass option) that pull linebackers forward and open easier throwing windows. Played in space-based passing attack that didn’t often ask him to throw to tight windows in traffic. Too willing to float balls rather than air-mailing them out of bounds when he’s making a bail-out throw against pressure. Needs better drive accuracy between the hashes. Has a tendency to leave throws in hip pocket of moving targets. Inconsistent deep ball touch. Has touchdown opportunities he babies and invites defenders time to recover. Not always pocket aware. Hyper-focuses on shifting parts down the field and can be late to feel pressure collapsing the edges.

NFL Comparison: Ryan Tannehill

Draft Projection: Round 1

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