The 2017 NFL Draft is just hours away and Mitchell Trubisky has been sounding like a hot commodity! The quarterback from North Carolina might be the first pick of the night so we’ve gathered up everything you need to know about him!
The 2017 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday, Apr. 23 at 8pm ET and there’s plenty of buzz surrounding who could get picked first. The Cleveland Browns will go first and Mitchell Trubisky’s name just keeps coming up as one of the teams’ favorites. The 22 year-old could be one the first drafted to the pros so we’ve rounded up the five things you absolutely have to know about him.
1.He’s a quarterback from North Carolina.
Mitchell attended Mentor High School in Mentor, Ohio before going to University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He played as the backup for Marquise Williams his freshman and sophomore year. Mitchell became starting quarterback for the 2016 and declared himself for the 2017 NFL Draft in January 2017. He’s only started 13 games in college and now he could be going pro!
2. He could end up playing for his home team.
Mitchell was born and raised in Ohio and naturally has been a Cleveland Browns fan since the beginning. The Browns have the number 1 and number 12 pick in the draft and are in desperate need of a quarterback. Mitchell could easily end up be playing ball for one of his favorite teams!
3. Mitchell is from a family of competitive sports fanatics.
Mitch is totally a family guy and told the Bleacher Report he still loves playing with his siblings Manning, Mason and Mariah in his backyard. “It’s that sense of pride you have being from here. We love the area. We love the sports teams. It’s like no other place in the world,” he told sports news outlet.
— Mitchell Trubisky (@Mtrubisky10) April 27, 2017
4. He’s a neat freak.
Mitchell has described himself as an “OCD” neat freak and even vacuums his apartment two to three times a week. He said he constantly “scrubbed” his bathroom and dusted everywhere.
5. Mitchell is a total perfectionist.
After an injury when he was younger kept him from playing any sport for a while, he realized how much athletics meant to him. “That put into perspective for me,” he said, “how much I love sports, how bad I needed it and not to ever take it for granted. Not being able to play is the worst thing.” He described his two years as second string at UNC as a rough learning experience. “I had a couple bad nights where the only ones I could talk to were my roommates.”
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