QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina
6’2”, 222 lbs.
Trubisky is my top quarterback in this class, but it’s by no means a runaway decision. Any of the top four quarterbacks can make a case for the top spot and all have their positives and negatives. Trubisky though has the best balance of certainty, upside, pocket presence and mobility.
While the concern that Trubisky was only a starter for one season is valid for a number of reasons, one criticism that doesn’t make sense is the knock on him for not winning the starting job sooner. This is way overblown as there are a number of quarterbacks who only end up with one or two years of starting experience.
What is a concern though about Trubisky’s lack of time starting is that it’s tougher to project him going forward. Was this season his peak or just the start and he can continue to develop. Fellow top QB prospect DeShone Kizer, struggled in his 2nd year as a starter, and it’s worth wondering if Trubisky would suffer the same fate if he had to play another season.
Overall though, those concerns while valid shouldn’t be too much of a knock on Trubisky, who really put together an impressive season this year. He has all the tools to be successful, and has the upside to be a good starter at the next level. Whether he ends up the first quarterback selected, will depend on a lot as to which team is selecting as the race for the top QB will come down to which skill set fits that particular team.