North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky, who is expected to be taken in the first round of this week’s NFL draft, takes a timeout for some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby.

Q: If I were an NFL general manager, what would you tell me about why you are confident you can be the face of a franchise?
A: I’m just confident in my abilities and who I am as a person. I don’t really get flustered. I’m always calm and poised, and I’m very confident in my leadership abilities and what I could do at this next level. I know I could do all the things on the field, leading the team and being able to make all the throws, and I got toughness to be able to stay in there and do whatever it takes, but also off the field, I’m that guy you want leading your franchise just as a person. And I’m gonna make a team better just being around on a daily basis, pushing the guys and having a good time with it.

Q: What is your on-field mentality?
A: I’m really just locked in, very focused. I pretty much have tunnel vision, and I’m only worried about the task at hand, and I’m just completely locked in. I’m in the zone.

Q: What drives you?
A: My inner desire to be great. I feel like I was born to play this game. There’s just something inside of me that wakes me up every day and pushes me and wants me to be great.

Q: What is your leadership style?
A: I would say I’m not like the loudest guy, but I lead by example, and I just make sure all my teammates are on the same page and that they know that everybody has a job to do. As long as they do that job, that we’re gonna be successful, and they know they can depend on me and come to me on and off the field for whatever they need. And they know I’m gonna do my job and I’m gonna hold everyone to a higher standard and make sure we accomplish the goal.