NFL Draft 2017: Mitchell Trubisky first QB taken, a 'slap in the face' for Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson thought he should have been the first QB taken after his impressive college career, which includes winning a national title.

Quarterbacks are always among the main topics on draft day, and Thursday was no different.

Former Clemson star Deshaun Watson is one of the top quarterbacks in the draft, and he thought he should be the first one off the board.

According to ESPN.com, Watson said he would consider it a "slap in the face" if Mitchell Trubisky went before him due to last season's championship run in which Watson led Clemson to victory over Alabama. That's exactly what happened when the Bears traded up one pick to draft Trubisky second overall.

It turned out Watson would be the third QB to go behind Trubisky and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes, whom the Chiefs traded up 17 spots to pick at No. 10 overall, a pick formerly owned by the Bills. Watson went 12th overall to the Texans, who moved up from No. 25 overall in a trade with the Browns.

All told, Watson did have a a point. Not only did he throw for over 4,100 yards in each of his last two seasons with the Tigers, he also won two ACC championship games, while Trubisky didn't even reach the title game in his only year as a starter.

Success in college doesn't always translate to the NFL, but Watson successfully ran a pro-style offense. Turnovers were an issue for Watson at times, but he threw 41 touchdowns to 17 interceptions last season. That is a ratio most NFL teams could live with.

Ever since the championship game, Trubisky has seen his stock rise and is now considered a serious threat to be picked No. 1 overall by the Browns.

From a production standpoint, Watson is absolutely correct in his claim. However, every year prospects rise exponentially during the draft process, and Trubisky was one of the fastest risers this year.

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