Trask's size and football IQ should help his draft stock
Kyle Trask's production last season puts him near the top of the quarterbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft. Upon closer inspection, while he may not measure up to his peers ranked ahead of him, Trask also possesses more than enough tools that he shouldn't have to wait too long to hear his name called, probably at some point during Day 2 of the draft.
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Kyle Trask Draft Profile
He sat behind D’Eriq King in high school and continued to serve in a backup role at Florida until the 2019 season, when he became a starter, and then a star in ’20. Trask has prototypical size and is a highly cerebral player. He shows a tremendous feel for mapping the moving bodies and has excellent ball placement, especially when calibrating touch throws over the second level. He has an efficient over-the-top release that gets the ball out quickly. He does a nice job with the little things, such as looking off receivers and moving safeties with his eyes to open up passing lanes.
Trask has some physical limitations. Along with only average arm talent, he doesn’t have the mobility to create his own time and space. He does a good job navigating the pocket, but his mechanics suffer when he does move around, and he’s going to have to prove he can manage tighter, more frantic pockets in the NFL.
While his senior year breakout might have been Joe Burrow-like in terms of stats, Trask’s lack of movement skills limits his ceiling. He can handle a pro-style offense and could emerge as a starter, but more likely he’s a high-end No. 2.
Final Grade: 2nd/3rd round