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Report: Mitch Trubisky meets with Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals reportedly met with former North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky Monday evening in Phoenix.

Throughout the pre-draft process, Arizona Cardinals' head coach Bruce Arians has stressed the importance of knowing what a quarterback brings to the table with his head and his heart in addition to knowing what he can do when the ball is in his hands.

With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that the Cardinals are doing extensive research and conducting in-person meetings with each of the quarterbacks they like in this year's draft crop.

On Monday, Arizona reportedly met with former Notre Dame signal-caller DeShone Kizer and on Wednesday, the Cardinals are reportedly scheduled to meet with former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. Though the week is already off to a busy start for Arizona, according to Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910, the Cardinals still managed to squeeze in a dinner with North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky on Monday evening.

Jurecki reported that Trubisky dined with team president Michael Bidwill, general manger Steve Keim and Arians at Steak 44 in Phoenix on Monday.


The Cardinals' meeting with Trubisky comes after Arizona sent quarterbacks' coach Byron Leftwich to Trubisky's Pro Day in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to watch one of the draft's top quarterback prospects work out. 

Trubisky is a unique prospect in this year's draft because he only has one season of starting experience at the college level under his belt, but still managed to rise up draft boards with his strong showing for the Tar Heels in 2016.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Trubisky completed 68 percent of his passes this season for 3,748 yards, 30 touchdowns and threw just six interceptions. 

Trubisky's name has been linked to a number of teams in this year's draft, but many prominent mock drafts have the Cardinals focused on other passers like Kizer, Watson and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes.

Arizona holds the 13th overall pick in the first round of this year's draft. 

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