Kyle Trask Drafted by Buccaneers: Tampa Bay's Updated Depth Chart After Round 2

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2021

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask throws a pass during the first half of the team's Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
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It always turns heads when quarterbacks come off the board during the NFL draft, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the latest to make such a move.

Tampa Bay selected Florida's Kyle Trask with the No. 64 pick of the second round on Friday, giving it a high-profile signal-caller and more depth at the position.

Here is a look at how the 23-year-old fits into his new team's depth chart:


QB: Tom Brady, Kyle Trask, Ryan Griffin

RB: Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones II, Ke'Shawn Vaughn

WR 1: Mike Evans

WR 2: Chris Godwin

WR 3: Antonio Brown, Scott Miller, Justin Watson

TE: Rob Gronkowski, Cameron Brate, O.J. Howard

LT: Donovan Smith, Josh Wells

LG: Ali Marpet, John Molchon

C: Ryan Jensen, Donell Stanley

RG: Alex Cappa, Aaron Stinnie

RT: Tristan Wirfs


Trask didn't always seem like someone who was going to turn heads with the Gators and play his way to the NFL level.

He arrived at college as a relatively unheralded 3-star recruit and the No. 2,123 overall player in the 2016 recruiting class, per 247Sports' composite rankings. He also didn't see the field in a significant role until the 2019 campaign.

It took little time once he was the full-time starter for Trask to establish himself as an impressive player. He completed 66.9 percent of his passes for 2,941 yards, 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions for a Gators squad that went 11-2 and won the Orange Bowl in 2019 and had them in the College Football Playoff discussion for much of the 2020 campaign.

Trask finished fourth in Heisman voting in 2020 while completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 4,283 yards, 43 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

However, things did not end according to plan, as Florida lost its final three games. One of those was a 55-20 defeat to Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl in which Trask threw for zero touchdowns and three interceptions.

Despite the unceremonious end to his collegiate career, he still showed enough to come in at No. 6 in the final quarterback rankings from B/R NFL Scouting Dept.

While he won't be the franchise quarterback for the Bucs right away with Tom Brady already in place, he provides quality depth as someone who worked his way into the Heisman discussion inside the SEC and could find himself as the seven-time Super Bowl champion's heir apparent.


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