Kyle Trask may not be the most exciting of these quarterbacks. His ceiling is lower than that of Mond and Mills, but what separates him from the pack is his high floor.
Simply put, Trask is a safe quarterback prospect. He is 6-foot-5, 240 pounds and was a prolific two-year starter for the Gators. He was the one that ultimately displaced Feleipe Franks as the starter, as Franks would’ve had a tough time regaining his starting job from Trask in 2020 given how Trask played.
Trask doesn’t have a big arm. It’s merely decent at best. That said, he sees the field extremely well and throws with great anticipation. His best skill, however, was his ball placement, as he almost always hit his receiver in stride or put a contested ball up where only his guy could grab it.
Trask almost always made the right decision when he threw the ball, too. That’s part of the reason that he racked up 4,283 passing yards, 43 touchdowns, and eight interceptions during his final college season.
There are some concerns with Trask, like his arm. He’s just not a great athlete in general, and he doesn’t do a lot outside of the pocket. Also, he had great weapons at Florida, including Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney, and his worst game of the year came without them in a bowl game against Oklahoma. Those are, largely, what will keep Trask from being a potential late first-round pick.
Still, Trask should be, at worst, a solid game-manager backup at the NFL level. At the best, he’ll be a solid starter. That range of outcomes is palatable for the team that takes him on Day 2 of the draft, and he will almost certainly be the sixth quarterback off the board in the draft.
If Trask doesn’t go in Round 2, he probably won’t last very long in Round 3. Trask could be a nice option to have learn behind Fitzpatrick and compete with Allen and Heinicke. He would surely develop into something for the Washington Football Team, be it a starter or a top backup.
We’ll see soon enough what Washington opts to do at the quarterback spot. If they do take one in the 2021 NFL Draft though, it will likely be one of these names, so get used to hearing them.