North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Mitchell Trubisky took part in his school's pro day Tuesday as he attempts to establish himself as the top QB in the 2017 NFL draft class.
The one-year starter didn't take part in any of the physical testing after measuring in at 6'2" and 217 pounds, according to the Tar Heels' official website. Instead, he focused on a scripted on-field workout that gave him an opportunity to show off his arm and his accuracy.
Charlie Mickens of WTVD-TV showcased the quarterback's warm-up routine:
Jarrett Corder of 247Sports highlighted a quick out to UNC receiver Ryan Switzer:
247Sports' Ross Martin spotlighted a wheel route to running back T.J. Logan, which probably hung in the air a little longer than the QB wanted but was on target:
For the most part, Trubisky was on time with his throws and delivered crisp passes. Matt Barrie of ESPN provided another example:
These type of workouts are a little more important for the North Carolina standout than some of his fellow prospects since he only has one season of game tape available. That said, it's hard to yield too much when a quarterback is throwing against air.
Andrew Carter of the Charlotte Observer passed along his takeaways:
Ken Medlin of WRAL-TV added some additional buzz from the pro day:
Interestingly, two key members of the Cleveland Browns organization weren't in attendance for the showcase. General manager Sashi Brown and head coach Hue Jackson skipped the pro day amid speculation the team could use one of its two top-12 selections on the quarterback.
Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported a lack of value influenced the decision, which replicated the one Brown and Jackson made for Clemson Tigers signal-caller Deshaun Watson. Cleveland feels it will learn far more when it meets with the draft prospects individually:
It's not that they don't care. On the contrary. The Browns are leaving no stone unturned in their quest for a starting quarterback this offseason. It's just that they feel they can get more out of a private workout than they can at a scripted Pro Day, and they'll conduct those individual workouts with all the top prospects.
Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News pointed out new San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch, who owns the second overall pick, was one notable attendee:
Trubisky said he had individual team workouts scheduled with the Browns, New York Jets, 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs and others, per Andrew Carter of the Charlotte Observer.
Trubisky told Mike Mayock of NFL Network he will attend the NFL draft in Philadelphia, per Andrew Groover of NFL Network.
It's hard to imagine Tuesday's workout will do much to impact Trubisky's stock. Bleacher Report's Matt Miller listed him as the top quarterback and the No. 12 overall prospect in his most recent big board following the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
At this stage, the Browns' taking the Ohio native with the 12th pick feels like the most probable outcome. The front office is still looking for its long-term answer at the position, and being able to grab the UNC star without investing the No. 1 selection would make for an ideal fit.