Exec: North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky is a top-10 pick

North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky is one of the 2016 season's biggest risers. He's gone from relative unknown to being widely considered as one of the top prospects at his position.

Just how high has his ascent taken him? One NFC executive says he's a top-10 pick.

"Accurate, good vision, athletic, tough ... I think he's a top-10 pick," the exec told MMQB.

Another NFC exec agreed with that take, telling MMQB that the only concerns about Trubisky are related to questions about his experience (only one season as a starter) and leadership (he's quieter than some scouts would like, per the report).

He's certainly caught the eye of NFL.com analysts and former scouts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah. Brooks compared him to Chiefs QB Alex Smith last month, and Jeremiah likened him to former Kansas City QB Trent Green.

Trubisky, a junior whose Tar Heels fell to North Carolina State, 28-21, on Friday, would be available in the 2017 NFL Draft if he applies for and is granted early eligibility. Underclassmen like Trubisky have until a Jan. 16 deadline to apply for early eligibility.

While Trubisky has sparked intrigue within the NFL scouting community, there's long been talk that the 2017 draft, no matter which underclassmen are granted early entry, will be without a franchise QB. Jeremiah wrote last week that "he won't be surprised to see some teams elevate quarterbacks on their draft board because of a severe need at the position."

Jeremiah includes six NFL teams on his list of clubs that could find themselves in that position when the 2017 draft gets underway on April 27 in Philadelphia.

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