By: Jadarius McCoy
Kyle Trask (Quarterback #11)
6’5 240 lbs
22 y/o Redshirt Senior University of Florida
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Games watched: UVA ‘19, ARK ‘20, LSU ‘20, OU ‘20, USC ‘20, UGA ‘20
Kyle Trask is originally from Manvel, Texas. He did not start a game after his freshman year at Manvel High School. Even though he was not the sole starter for most of his high school career, Trask received four offers to play college football. He accepted the only offer he received from an FBS program, and enrolled at the University of Florida in 2016.
Trask had a rough start to his college career, as he was redshirted in 2016, and subsequently suffered a season ending injury before the 2017 season-opener.
In 2018, Trask appeared in four games as a backup quarterback, and suffered another injury to his foot, which prematurely ended his season.
During the 2019 season, Trask started 10 games, and finished with 2,941 passing yards, 29 total touchdowns, and 7 interceptions.
In 2020 Trask took a huge leap in production. He started all 12 of the Gators contests. He finished with 4,283 passing yards, 46 total touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Trask ranked 1st in the nation in passing touchdowns, and 2nd in the nation in passing yards.
To cap off a breakout season, Trask was a Heisman Trophy finalist; finishing in the top 4 in voting. Trask would also go on to be a finalist for the Davey O’Brien, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm, Maxwell and Manning awards.
- Great size
- Nice touch on 50-50 balls
- Good placement on endzone throws
- Arm stronger than most; Good velocity
- Decent movement skills; though not necessarily a rushing threat
- Flashes some outside the numbers anticipatory throws
- Targets are sometimes predetermined; doesn’t look elsewhere
- Eyes can get him into trouble
- Rushes easy throws at times
- Can hold the ball too long when first option is not there
- Absorbs a lot of sacks
Trask grinded his way to the top of the depth charts after being lightly recruited, and following consecutive injuries severe enough to keep him off the field. That dedication and determination will serve him well in the NFL.
Trask has the size and arm talent to compete at the next level. He showed the ability to make varying kinds of throws to different styles of receivers. Although he is not overly creative with his legs, he can do enough to get out of trouble in a pinch. He did flash some ability to move from high to low in progressions.
The issues with Kyle Trask are ones that can really hinder a young QB at the next level. He tends to stare down receivers. Sometimes, he misses opportunities to step up in the pocket. Plays sometimes dissolve when the first read is not there, which normally consists of reading one half of the field.
Scouts will likely make note of the injury history. Just one full season of starting might also cause some concern.
Although Trask may end up being the 6th or 7th QB off the board, he still has some work to become more polished. The arm talent is there, though, for him to possibly start for a team in the future.
Average performance grade: 74.9 / 100
Overall Grade: 4.9 (Upside pick with boom or bust potential)