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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.”
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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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So, the article is just speculation based on the Saints being at his pro day and "buzzing" about him. But, it also says that we are looking at him with a day 2 or day 3 pick. I'm not sure how that follows or how this guy could know what round they would consider drafting him.

Anyway, if the guy is is all the things people say he is and his only issue is that he's not a great runner, I don't understand how he could fall that far. I mean, all the same things are being said about Mac Jones and I don't see him falling out of the 1st round. I don't really have an opinion on Trask since I only saw him play against LSU, so I'm just wondering how a QB with only one issue, not a great runner, could fall out of the first, much less fall into day 3?
 
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So, the article is just speculation based on the Saints being at his pro day and "buzzing" about him. But, it also says that we are looking at him with a day 2 or day 3 pick. I'm not sure how that follows or how this guy could know what round they would consider drafting him.

Anyway, if the guy is is all the things people say he is and his only issue is that he's not a great runner, I don't understand how he could fall that far. I mean, all the same things are being said about Mac Jones and I don't see him falling out of the 1st round. I don't really have an opinion on Trask since I only saw him play against LSU, so I'm just wondering how a QB with only one issue, not a great runner, could fall out of the first, much less fall into day 3?
I will bet money he won’t be there day 3. The media not buzzing about him doesn’t indicate where he will actually get drafted. Read his scouting reports, and he was a heisman contender. Not sure why he doesn’t have more buzz
 
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I will bet money he won’t be there day 3. The media not buzzing about him doesn’t indicate where he will actually get drafted. Read his scouting reports, and he was a heisman contender. Not sure why he doesn’t have more buzz
My only guess as to why he doesn’t have more media buzz is because he isn’t a flashy dual threat guy. The scouting reports are solid and stats are there

“He ended the season with 46 touchdowns and 4,125 passing yards. Additionally, he orchestrated seven games with 4 or more passing touchdowns and five games where he threw for over 400 passing yards. His performance was comparable to Joe Burrow’s Heisman winning season from 2019.”

Trask led all QBs in passing TDs
 

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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.
Sounds like you’re talking about Drew Brees before the draft? Would you have said the same thing?
 

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My only guess as to why he doesn’t have more media buzz is because he isn’t a flashy dual threat guy. The scouting reports are solid and stats are there

“He ended the season with 46 touchdowns and 4,125 passing yards. Additionally, he orchestrated seven games with 4 or more passing touchdowns and five games where he threw for over 400 passing yards. His performance was comparable to Joe Burrow’s Heisman winning season from 2019.”

Trask led all QBs in passing TDs
You may be right that it's just about media buzz and the media and the draft gurus not underestimating his talents. But, if he has all those talents, the I would expect him to be rated as a first round pick by NFL teams. Or, at the very least, he'd be rated as a high enough 2nd round pick that as a QB someone will take him before the end of the 1st round.
 
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You may be right that it's just about media buzz and the media and the draft gurus not underestimating his talents. But, if he has all those talents, the I would expect him to be rated as a first round pick by NFL teams. Or, at the very least, he'd be rated as a high enough 2nd round pick that as a QB someone will take him before the end of the 1st round.
That’s exactly what I expect to happen and will not be shocked to see him go much earlier in round 1 than expected. He is not a guaranteed day 2 guy, imo
 

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...and has won as many Super Bowls as Brees and Rogers. So now what?
Nick Foles didn't start the entire season like Brees and Rodgers did either.

The jury is still out on Foles.
 

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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.
Not at 28.
 

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Kyle Trask would be a perfect developmental high upside QB in our O. Of all the borderline/non-1st RD QBs, i think Trask & Newman fit our O the best. Trask, more so than Newman, because of his uncanny ability to fit passes into tight windows & sweet ball ball placement. Would LOVE to see us draft Trask at sone point on Day 2. Its almost like everyone forgot how good & scrappy Trask is. This dudes stats are as impressive as they come. Funny how he gets next to no love. Yet on that note, it seems that our FO is keen on his game.
 

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One thing I like is when Trask moves around in the pocket, he finds the areas where there's no pressure without obviously taking his eyes away from the receivers.

Looks to have a strong feel in the pocket. It's a key skill to being good. It's something I liked about Justin Herbert, but I let people talk me away from him.
 

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