Former Tar Heel receiver Bucky Brooks (1990-93) has carved a nice niche for himself as an NFL Media Analyst with NFL.com. He was in El Paso for the Sun Bowl and wrote a missive for his website on Mitch Trubisky’s prospects as a pro quarterback. Here are a couple of excerpts:
“There is plenty to like about Tribusky as a passer and playmaker. Measuring 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, he looks the part of a potential franchise quarterback. More importantly, he displays the raw physical tools and athleticism that scouts covet in signal-callers. From his exceptional arm strength to his vast array of throws with different speeds and trajectories, Tribusky makes every throw in the book from anywhere on the field. Whether it's a rope-like throw to the boundary on a deep comeback or a feathery touch pass on a seam route, Tribusky routinely delivers the ball within the strike zone to his intended target.”
“I walked away disappointed with Trubisky's turnover woes against the Cardinal,” Brooks noted. “He turned the ball over three times (two interceptions and one fumble) and didn't consistently exhibit the kind of judgment that you would expect from a guy with low-turnover numbers heading into the game. Looking back at Trubisky's interceptions, I noticed that he was fooled on each play. On the first interception in the second quarter, he didn’t see the backside safety while staring down his intended target. He needs to do a better job of reading the coverage while fielding the snap and anticipate where defenders could show up in passing lanes.”
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