Adam Schefter of ESPN has spoken to well-connected sources who believe UNC QB Mitch Trubisky will end up being selected No. 1 overall by the Browns to open the draft tomorrow.
“I continue to hear that Mitchell Trubisky is square in consideration and may turn out to be the No. 1 pick,” Schefter said, via Pro Football Talk. “Now I know everyone thinks Myles Garrett’s going to be the pick, and I will not be surprised if that’s the case…But I have got very smart, very well-connected people telling me over the last 24 hours that they think Trubisky’s going to be the No. 1 pick.”
Last week, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Trubisky was still under “serious consideration” by the Browns at No. 1 overall.
According to Cabot’s sources, the feeling in regards to the Browns’ front office is that they are ready to draft their quarterback of the future and may not want to risk him being drafted by another team.
Before that, Jason La Canfora mentioned that Browns owner Jimmy Haslam “badly wants a quarterback.” As the process has gone on, Haslam has reportedly been asking about quarterbacks and why so few decision makers have been banging the drum for a quarterback at No. 1 overall, according to La Canfora.
Trubisky, 22, is considered by a number of draft experts to be the No. 1 quarterback prospect in this year’s draft class, even though he started just one year at North Carolina.
Trubisky has worked out for or visited with the Bills, 49ers, Jets, Chiefs and Browns.
During his three-year college career, Trubisky has thrown for 4,762 yards while completing 67.5 percent of his passes to go along with 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions over the course of 31 games. He’s also contributed another 439 yards rushing and eight touchdowns.
We have him being selected by the Browns in the first Round of our 2017 NFL Mock Draft.