Kansas City Chiefs: A First Round Quarterback Primer
Mitch Trubisky – North Carolina – 6-foot-3, 220 pounds
While there may not be a clear cut consensus top quarterback in this draft class, Mitch Trubisky of North Carolina is the guy that is at the top of more quarterback prospect rankings than any other. If there was one of these four quarterbacks that I feel is least likely to fall to the Chiefs in the late first round it would be Trubisky. Here are a break down of his main strengths and weaknesses.
*Good size with a solid build for taking NFL caliber punishment
*Strong arm, maybe not elite but strong enough to make all the NFL caliber throws
*More advanced at reading the entire field than other top prospects
*Good athleticism and mobility to extend plays
*Only one year of starting experience
*Mechanics need some “tweaking”
*Can hold onto the ball too long at times
Trubisky has promising upside and has drawn comparisons to Detroit’s Matt Stafford. His inexperience makes him a little risky at the top of the first round, but his combination of physical tools and ability to see the entire field will probably land him somewhere in the top ten picks. If he were to fall far enough that the Chiefs could realistically move up to get him he would be a great pick.
A year of developing with Andy Reid while backing up Alex Smith would probably be enough to make the needed adjustments to his mechanics and let him adjust to the speed of the NFL game. Chiefs fans shouldn’t get their hopes up for Trubisky, but I guess you never know.