Mitch Trubisky was one of the top quarterbacks entering the 2017 NFL draft and he was on the top list of quarterbacks in the eyes of scouts. He was considered one of the most NFL ready quarterbacks of his class, and for good reason. Take a look at Trubisky’s highlights from his time at UNC.
His talents will be frequently compared to other top quarterback prospects in his draft class. Quarterbacks, more than any other player position, are evaluated on their Wonderlic test scores and Mitchell Trubisky’s Wonderlic test score of 25 was average. Interestingly, Mitchell Trubisky and Davis Webb got the exact same Wonderlic score, which is one point better than the average Wonderlic score of quarterbacks – 24.
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Other 2016 Class Quarterbacks
How did Mitchell Trubisky compare to his peers? While his Wonderlic score was not outstanding, it was just about average compared to the rest of the quarterbacks taken in the 2017 NFL draft.
|Mitchell Trubisky||25||Round 1 – No. 2||Bears|
|Patrick Mahomes||24||Round 1 – No. 10||Chiefs|
|Deshaun Watson||20||Round 1 – No. 12||Texans|
|Deshone Kizer||28||Round 2 – No. 52||Browns|
|Davis Webb||25||Round 3 – No. 87||Giants|
|C.J. Beathard||26||Round 3 – No. 104||49ers|
|Josh Dobbs||29||Round 4 – No.135||Steelers|
|Nathan Peterman||33||Round 5 – No. 171||Bills|
|Brad Kaaya||34||Round 6 – No. 215||Lions|
|Chad Kelly||22||Round 7 – No. 253||Broncos|
That said, none of the quarterbacks of 2017 did all that great, or all that poorly on the Wonderlic. Just about all of their scores were average. In 2016, for example, had a much wider range in scores. Jared Goff scored 36 and Carson Wentz scored 40, and Paxton Lynch scored 18.
About Mitch Trubisky
Mitch Trubisky was a quarterback for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and had an impressive career in his last two seasons as the starting quarterback. In his junior year, Trubisky won the starting quarterback position after being the backup and quickly showcased his abilities as a talented quarterback.
Trubisky had a great 2016 with a completion percentage of 68% (5th best in the nation) and 30 touchdowns against 6 interceptions. These stats caught the eye of many NFL scouts, but many argue he did not get his deserved media attention as he was shadowed playing in the same conference as Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson.
Trubisky may be the most talented traditional quarterback in the draft. Reports all agree that he has excellent mobility but still uses his arm before resorting to his speed, and his mechanics and skill set all mirror what one would expect to see in an NFL quarterback. All of Trubisky’s dropbacks were in the shotgun formation, which will have to change at the NFL level, and there have been some concerns over his accuracy and inconsistency. He will likely need some time to adjust to the NFL level and the team he gets drafted by, but his talent is certainly promising.