NFL Draft Kyle Trask Pro Day (2 Viewers)

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The forgotten Heisman candidate. Trask is arguably the most accurate QB in this class. He has elite pocket awareness and movement, great at his ability to read defenses pre-snap, go through progressions, and elite accuracy, not only in ball placement, but also accurate in anticipation of where his receiver will be and reads of the defense.

“Trask said teams are most impressed with his ball placement. He said that they like his ability to turn a 50-50 ball into an 80-20 ball for his receivers.”
mullen predicts trask will have long nfl career

Combine that with elite size and a solid arm, and I strongly believe, if Trask lands with the right team—like the Saints west coast offense—he may end up one of the best QBs in this class. He has a stronger arm than it appears some believe, and can make all the throws. (“Trask clearly has the arm strength” Lance Zierlein NFL.com Draft Profile)

“Smart, accurate pocket passer who displayed consistent progress in his game through the years. Patient, remains poised as the pocket collapses around him, and consistently scans the field going through progressions. Senses the rush, moves outside the pocket to buy time, and throws with a fluid over over-the-top delivery. Locates the open wideout and goes to the safe, underneath outlet if necessary.
Consistently keeps his eyes downfield and distributes the ball using all his targets. Consistently identifies the open wideout, anticipates where his receivers will be, and hits targets in stride. Accurate and does not make pass catchers work hard based on his ability to place throws. Effective setting up screen throws. Does a great job commanding and controlling the offense.”
-Pro Football Network

Sure he was surrounded with elite receiving options, but some of their achievements should be credited to Trask as well. And is that really a knock? It isn't like Trask was merely average with those receivers. Trask was 4th in the heisman race because he was exceptional. Trasks one bad game was against Oklahoma. He performed poorly, but with his top 3 receivers out. Regardless of their talent, any QB will drop off if his #4 receiver is now #1, #5 now #2, etc., especially with a guy like Trask who excels at anticipating where his receivers will be, which clearly is affected when you lose your top 3 familiar targets, along with numerous other obvious problems—not getting separation, coverage sacks, etc.

The guy's only real knock is mobility. He isn't Kyler Murray, but Trask had 2 rushing TDs against LSU and 1 against Alabama. He isn't a slug by any stretch of the imagination and is certainly capable of running. Our current system is setup for Trask's style play with Brees anyway.

I’d love to see Saints land Trask at 28.
 
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I watched a few of his games last year. Was not blown away. Anything after the 3rd round is a crapshoot anyway, so if Sean sees something in him he likes and wants to roll the dice in the very later rounds, I'm cool with it.
 

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He’s a good pick in the 5th round. He doesn’t have any traits that stand out. His arm is okay. He reads defenses well. He can move in the pocket but isn’t mobile. He’s not tall. Maybe he’ll be as good as Kirk Cousins.

“You like that?”
 

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He’s a good pick in the 5th round. He doesn’t have any traits that stand out. His arm is okay. He reads defenses well. He can move in the pocket but isn’t mobile. He’s not tall. Maybe he’ll be as good as Kirk Cousins.
Nick Foles clone.
 
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He’s a good pick in the 5th round. He doesn’t have any traits that stand out. His arm is okay. He reads defenses well. He can move in the pocket but isn’t mobile. He’s not tall. Maybe he’ll be as good as Kirk Cousins.
He isn’t a flashy dual threat QB, but Trask has every other quality of a great QB. He’s smart, has the intagibles and great leadership, handles pressure well, can read defenses, has the arm strength, has elite size, and is one of the most accurate QBs in the draft. Those are the traits that stand out. His arm is much better than “okay”, and he certainly is tall- 6’5”. Further, he has shown he can run. His big frame actually helps him as a short yard runner. Again, he had 2 rushing TDs against LSU and 1 against Alabama. Regarding intangibles, one thing you look for in a QB is a guy like brees who puts the off the field work in and works his arse off preparing. That’s exactly what Dan Mullen said you’re getting in Trask
 

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He’s a good pick in the 5th round. He doesn’t have any traits that stand out. His arm is okay. He reads defenses well. He can move in the pocket but isn’t mobile. He’s not tall. Maybe he’ll be as good as Kirk Cousins.
So you are a pro scout?
 

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