North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky put up a big number Thursday that registered a loud ping on the Cleveland Browns radar.
Trubisky measured at 6-foot-2 1/8 at the NFL Combine, eclipsing a magic mark in the mind of Browns head coach Hue Jackson.
“We all have a profile for what we like a quarterback to be,” Jackson said. “I like a guy that’s a little taller.”
What is Jackson’s ideal height?
“6-2,” he said. “I think a guy has to be about 6-2 to play in this league. The special guys. There have been guys who have played in this league who are not 6-2, but the majority of the guys who have played are 6-2 or a little taller and that’s just what I like in a quarterback.
Trubisky’s official measurement contradicted a report that he was actually 6-1, two inches shorter than his listed height of 6-3 at UNC.
“That’s great for him,” Jackson said. “It’s good that he’s over 6-2.”
Clemson’s DeShaun Watson and Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes also came in at 6-2, while Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer was measured at 6-4.