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Kyle Trask NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 1, 2021

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11) throws against Oklahoma during the NCAA Cotton Bowl college football game Wednesday, Dec.30, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Ron Jenkins/Associated Press

HEIGHT: 6'5 1/4"

WEIGHT: 236

               

POSITIVES

—Very good height and size. Built like a TE.

—Above-average arm strength. Throws a nice catchable deep ball that turns over. Wins with timing and accuracy.

—Flashes good accuracy at all three levels. Consistently able to place vertical sideline throws like gos and wheels.

—Adequate footwork has to overcome large feet. 

—Consistently keeps his dropback and pocket mechanics tight; will consistently attempt to deliver every throw on time, which allows him to get the ball out quicker. Able to stay balanced to deliver an accurate throw after moving in the pocket.

—Good understanding of concepts. Has a good mental clock on his progressions and will attempt to work through them. Knows when to find his checkdown quickly when pressured or knocked off launchpoint. Eyes show a nice rhythm on progressions.

—Good awareness of when to utilize touch on throws. Does a solid job of changing arm slot to find underneath throws. 

                      

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NEGATIVES

—Not much of an ad-libber at the QB position. Will attempt to work through the progression almost to a fault at times, which will make his play seem very robotic. 

—Not explosive in his movements. Lacks suddenness and ability to get away from defenders when forced to create plays. Below-average overall athlete.

—Arm strength will make all sideline throws an adventure. Susceptible to undercuts and defenders jumping if ball is not thrown on time.

—Big body who needs some room to operate in the pocket. Has a lack of overwhelming athleticism and quick-twitch to get the ball off quickly or consistently throw off-platform.

—Benefitted from very talented teammates.

                

2020 STATISTICS

12 G, 301-of-437 (68.9%), 4,283 YDS, 43 TD, 8 INT, 3 RUSH TD

                

NOTES

—Second-Team All-SEC

      

OVERALL

Kyle Trask consistently showed an understanding and ability to operate a variety of concepts at Florida. He is a big QB with a filled-out frame but is a below-average athlete who struggles to create on his own or if a play gets even slightly off-script. Trasks wins with accuracy and timing in the passing game and shows the ability to stay strong in the pocket to deliver throws. He lacks suddenness in his game, and his lack of quick-twitch causes him to need a bit more room in the pocket to operate.

When he does have to operate out of the pocket, Trask does maintain his accuracy but is more of a token threat to run the ball due to his size. Trask also benefited from talented teammates who helped limit some of deficiencies, but he should be credited with operating well within the system and had enough arm strength to deliver throws to all three levels despite a lack of overwhelming arm strength.

Overall, Trask projects as a good backup due to his size and adequate accuracy and mental processing, but whose lack of consistency and athletic deficiencies will make it an uphill climb if he has to be anything more than a spot starter. 

                

GRADE: 7.3/10 (Spot starter, 4th round)

OVERALL RANK117/300

POSITION RANKQB6

PRO COMPARISON: Nick Foles

                

Written by B/R NFL Scout Nate Tice

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