Kyle Trask Draft Profile
Kyle Trask had a great senior season at Florida in 2020. He was a Heisman finalist and had a 43 to 8 touchdown to interception ratio. While Trask had an awesome college career, I believe he will be a career backup in the NFL. Trask doesn’t do anything amazing, but he can catch fire. Trask is very smart and does a good job at recognizing his mismatches prior to the snap. Trask will be a solid number 2 quarterback in the pro’s and should be drafted by a team with a veteran quarterback.
Trask does a nice job at flowing through his progressions and recognizing matchups. While his athleticism isn’t going to ‘WOW’ anyone, Trask is a tough runner that can pickup yards with his legs. Trask is capable of getting in a rhythm where he is hitting passes one after the other. When there is a clean pocket, Trask can make any throw. He is capable of throwing with both touch and velocity. Ideally, Trask will be placed in a west coast offense that has a good offensive line. Trask will be a game manager at the next level, but should be able to come into games as a backup and perform well.
While Trask isn’t necessarily amazing at anything, there are obvious areas that will hurt his draft stock. The most blatant issue I have with his game comes down to his execution against the blitz. When under pressure, Trask overthinks everything and makes the easy throws difficult. He tenses up and looks scared which will screw him over in the next level. While Trask is a tough runner, he plays panicked when the play doesn’t go according to his plan. If he does get the ball out while being hurried, he tends to throw off his back foot which results in a duck that will get picked off in the NFL. Trask isn’t skilled enough to be a franchise quarterback.
Trask should be a day three quarterback, but will most likely go sometime on day 2. If Trask is going to attempt to be a franchise quarterback in the NFL, he should sit behind a veteran quarterback. If Marcus Mariota gets traded, he would do a nice job sitting behind Derek Carr in Las Vegas. While it’s unlikely Minnesota drafts a quarterback in the early rounds, if Trask slips into day three, he would be a nice backup option for Kirk Cousins. Trask could also be an option in Houston if the Texans end up trading Deshaun Watson. Trask will probably be overdrafted due to the need for quarterbacks, but will make a career as a solid backup option for an NFL Team.
Arm Strength + Deep Ball 8/10
Pocket poise 5.5/8
Improvisational Skills 2/5
Decision Making + IQ 8.5/10
Against the Blitz 3/8
Throw on the Run 5/5
Final Rating: 74
Pro Comparison: Mason Rudolph QB Steelers
Team Fits: Raiders, Vikings, Texans
Draft Ranking: 4th Round Prospect
Draft Projection: Day 2 Pick