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NFL Combine Interview: UNC QB Mitch Trubisky

INDIANAPOLIS -- All eyes were on Mitch Trubisky at the NFL Combine, whether it was scouts on the field or reporters in the interview room.


The Browns have the No. 1 pick. If you're drafted by the Browns, what will be your reaction?
"I'm going to be excited wherever I go. I have a lot of pride in where I'm from, that being my hometown. But no matter what team selects me, I'm going to be super excited and work as hard as possible. It's been a dream of mine to play in the NFL since I was a little kid, so whoever picks me is going to be a dream come true."

Why do you think your one year of experience in college football is enough to jump to this NFL?
"Yeah, that's a question that everybody's asking. I think I definitely have enough experience. I only have 13 starts, but I've played in 30 games. I've come in off the bench and I've seen significant time. I was prepared really well at North Carolina by Coach (Keith) Heckendorf, a really good quarterbacks coach. I've studied the game - I'm a student of the game - I've seen a lot of defenses and I think that's going to help me. Just my abilities, I feel like I'm in a really good spot to take my game to the next level and I feel really confident."

Why did it take so long for you to get on the field as a starter?
"It was just the head coach's decision. (The player ahead of me) had previous experience the year before when I was still redshirting. They elected not pull my redshirt even though I won the second spot as a freshman coming in there. We competed, I wasn't given the spot even though I felt I was the better quarterback deep down and I knew I could do the same things, if not better, and help our team win. But it wasn't my call, it was out of my control. So I just did what I could for the team, did my job when I was called upon, and we won a lot of games with Marquise - he was the guy in front of me. I learned a lot."

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