It’s another Sunday in the NFL, and that means another piece by CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora on the Cleveland Browns. Before you immediately turn away, though, you might actually want to follow this story. La Canfora’s story focuses around the fact that the Browns are “in love” with quarterback Mitch Trubisky out of North Carolina.
The team has put significant time and resources into finding its long-term solution to its ongoing quarterback problem in the 2017 draft. With the college season winding down, multiple sources said the team's scouts and brass are very high on Trubisky.
Trubisky has not received as much press as higher-profile quarterbacks, but the junior and first-year starter is one of the better prospects in what is perceived as a shallow QB class, and sources said the Browns have been particularly impressed by him. The franchise, which uses a heavy reliance on analytics, has strong grades on him, and it's not a secret in the scouting community how highly the Browns rate him.
"They love him," a top evaluator from another NFL club said. "Trust me, they love him."
La Canfora goes on to say that the Browns have “done extensive work on the native product (he is from Mentor, Ohio)” and that scouts were tracking him closely this past Saturday against Citadel, where he led the Tar Heels to a 41-7 victory.