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Grading the Big 5: Week 11 grade for UNC QB Mitch Trubisky

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Editor's note: NFL.com analysts and former NFL scouts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah will grade the performances of 5 top prospects each week of the 2016 season. Click the tabs above to see their Week 11 marks for each of the players.

Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

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WEEK 11 GRADE: B-

Stats: 24-of-33 for 297 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs. 5 carries for 15 yards (3.0 average). (at Duke)

Skinny: The Tar Heel standout has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the NFL scouting community after completing more than 70 percent of his passes and posting a 22:4 touchdown-to-interception ratio for a 166.2 passer rating. Scouts have fallen in love with his sneaky combination of athleticism, arm talent and playmaking ability. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior once again teased evaluators with his talents in a spotty performance against Duke in an ACC rivalry game.

Trubisky started the game like a house on fire on the way to throwing three first-half touchdowns. In doing so, he showed scouts that he possesses every tool in the tool box, exhibiting outstanding ball placement and touch on short, intermediate and deep passes. Trubisky completed 12 of his first 15 passes for 200 yards, including a 54-yard pass to Carl Tucker on a fake bubble screen/seam pass down the hash. On the flip side, Trubisky raised concerns about his pocket poise and late-game composure when he tossed two interceptions in the second half, including a questionable throw on a potential game-winning drive with a little over a minute to play. The turnover was not a poor throw, but making the throw was an awful decision based on the situation and circumstances.

Considering how coaches are always looking for QB1s with a penchant for delivering in the clutch, Trubisky's shaky second-half performance will force some scouts to pause before placing a big grade beside his name as a potential franchise quarterback.

Follow Bucky Brooks on Twitter @BuckyBrooks.

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