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NFL Draft 2017

NFL Draft: Mitch Trubisky selected by the bears but lack of experience creates doubts

The quarterback has only played in one season as the starter at North Carolina and this has caused plenty of doubts in the build-up to the NFL Draft.
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NFL Draft: Mitch Trubisky selected by the bears but lack of experience creates doubts
Gerry Broome

Mitch Trubisky was not supposed to go this early. He has been selected by the Chicago Bears at number two after the team from the Windy City gave up No. 3 overall, 3rd rd pick (No. 67), 4th rd pick (No. 111) and 2018 3rd rd pick to move up one slot to No. 2.

Trubisky is a painting of an NFL quarterback. His size, his frame, almost everything about him screams that he is a future NFL starting QB. In addition, he comes into the draft with efficient numbers from his college days. His completed passes percentage is very good and he seems an intelligent presence in the pocket with the ability and willingness to navigate his way around it. So, why the doubts?

Because we have only seen him doing it for one year. In North Carolina, he did not get the starting job until last year. Along with that, his arm does not make your jaw drop to the ground when analysed. 

We are, then, faced with a passer that has all of the potential in the world. He can improve over time and become a very solid starter but he is such an unfinished project that it could go south too!

Mitch Trubisky quote [on his experience, or lack thereof]: "Yeah, that's a question that everybody's asking. I think I definitely have enough experience. I only have 13 starts, but I've played in 30 games. I've come in off the bench and I've seen significant time. I was prepared really well at North Carolina by Coach (Keith) Heckendorf, a really good quarterbacks coach. I've studied the game - I'm a student of the game - I've seen a lot of defenses and I think that's going to help me. Just my abilities, I feel like I'm in a really good spot to take my game to the next level and I feel really confident."