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Mentor Native Mitch Trubisky Declares for the NFL Draft

Early Monday morning, University of North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky announced via The Player’s Tribune that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft.

Trubisky had a stellar 2016 season at UNC, throwing for 3,748 yards and 30 touchdowns. He also led the Tar Heels to a bowl game this season, and the team reached as high as #17 in the AP poll.

With the Cleveland Browns having possession of the #1 overall pick and a need for a signal caller, Trubisky is sure to be on the Browns’ radar. Adding to the hype is the fact that Mitch Trubisky is a native to Northeast Ohio.

Trubisky was a Mentor High School Cardinal, and left a lasting impression on the program. During his time at Mentor, he threw for 9,126 yards and racked up 125 total touchdowns. Plus he did all of this in the harsh weather conditions of Northeast Ohio, which is a huge factor for any quarterback that wants to survive in the AFC North.

Draft day is only a few months away, and now that Trubisky has officially declared for the draft, we can officially begin the quarterback comparison game. The Browns will be taking a close look at Trubisky, DeShone Kizer from Notre Dame, and of course Deshaun Watson from the championship-bound Clemson Tigers.

Don’t be surprised if you find one of these names on the back of a Browns jersey in 2017.

Brandon is avid sports writer and play-by-play announcer with a degree in Sports Broadcasting. He spent three years as the PA announcer for Baldwin Wallace University Athletics. Brandon also formally completed an internship with ESPN Cleveland and "The Really Big Show", earning the nickname "La Machine" in the process.

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