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AFC Executive: UNC's Mitch Trubisky Should Be The First QB Drafted

After just one year as a starter, UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky is high on a lot of teams' lists for the 2017 NFL Draft.

Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer delved into the 2017 NFL Draft with his article at The MMQB today, and several NFL scouts had a lot of good things to say about North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky.

One anonymous AFC executive told Breer, “I’ll be shocked if Trubisky’s not the first one off the board.” A scout for another AFC team added, “You’re gonna see the ascension of the Carolina quarterback. He’s the guy, a top-two or -three pick. He’s the guy. A lot of teams like him up there.”

While there are knocks on Trubisky— mostly stemming from the fact he was a starter for just one season— he's being described as the "leader" of this year's quarterback class, ahead of Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer.

According to Breer, Trubisky's "anticipation, accuracy, touch and experience with progression reads put him atop the class."

Trubisky threw 30 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions in 2016. He completed 68.2 percent of his passes and threw for a whopping 3,748 yards, averaging 8.4 yards per attempt.