University of North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky may be the first quarterback taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. But Roddy White is clearly unimpressed.
White — a former All-Pro receiver for the Atlanta Falcons — took to Twitter and compared Trubisky to Blaine Gabbert.
Trubisky is Blaine Gabbert all over again u start 13 games and u a top pick please this the reason coaches get fired
— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) January 10, 2017
Trubisky certainly had a big year for the Tar Heels.
He completed 68.2 percent of his passes for 3,748 yards, 30 touchdowns, six interceptions and a 158.3 NCAA passer rating (110.7 NFL). But White is certainly right about his experience.
Prior to 2016, Trubisky threw a grand total of 125 passes at the college level. Gabbert, by comparison, had two years as Missouri’s primary starter before entering the 2011 NFL Draft. Additionally, a poor performance in the Sun Bowl against Stanford cast genuine doubt about Trubisky’s NFL prospects.
The reality is that Trubisky is a quarterback in a fairly unimpressive draft class for the position. Because of that, we can safely assume that he’ll be a first rounder — probably in the early part of the first round.
But there’s plenty of reason to doubt the North Carolina signal caller. If Trubisky goes early in the draft and White’s assessment of him is proven correct, it will certainly lead to at least one coach looking for a new job.