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QB Mitch Trubisky measures up at NFL combine

UNC's Trubisky reflects on loss to Stanford, final game as Tar Heel

University of North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky discusses the Tar Heels' 25-23 loss against Stanford in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. He addresses his performance, the constant talk of the NFL draft and his turnovers in the bowl game.
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University of North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky discusses the Tar Heels' 25-23 loss against Stanford in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. He addresses his performance, the constant talk of the NFL draft and his turnovers in the bowl game.

Mitch Trubisky already has a win … against the measuring stick.

The North Carolina quarterback, who is vying to be the first passer taken in the upcoming draft, measured 6-2, 1/8 and 222 pounds Thursday morning, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports.

That's certainly not monster size or even prototypical size for an NFL quarterback. But some observers wondered whether Trubisky even would top 6-1 when he officially was measured and it was one of his perceived shortcomings.

Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer came in at 6-4 1/4, 233 pounds while Clemson's Deshaun Watson was 6-2 1/2, 221 pounds, according to Robinson. The three generall are considered the top quarterbacks in the April 27 draft.

By comparison, the first two quarterbacks taken last year, Cal's Jared Goff and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz, measured 6-4, 215 pounds and 6-5, 237 pounds respectively.

John Lynch, the San Francisco 49ers' general manager, says his time playing for the Tampa Bay Bucs, who went from bad times - when they were known by many as the "Yucks" - to good, helps inform his approach to helping the 49ers recover from their

Kyle Shanahan spoke at the NFL combine on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Colin Kaepernick is expected to opt out of his 49ers contract, perhaps Thursday. That would put him in a position to be a free agent for the first time when the new NFL year begin

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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