Trubisky hits mark for Browns

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Trubisky hits mark for Browns

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CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 08: Mitch Trubisky #10 of the UNC Tar Heels drops back to pass against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Kenan Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)

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.

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