Saturday QB to Watch: Kyle Trask, Florida

| November 21st, 2020

Florida (5-1) at Vanderbilt (0-6)

12:00 PM ET

Trask has thrust himself into the Heisman conversation with brilliant play early this season. His position in mock drafts is being hotly-debated but he could be a name the Bears are considering next April.

From Josh Edwards at CBS:

Trask has thrown for at least 268 yards in each of his team’s six games. Saturday against Arkansas was no different. He finished with as many touchdowns as incompletions. The pocket passer from Texas finished completing 23-of-29 passes for 356 yards and six touchdowns. The consummate teammate, Trask overcame the absence of star tight end Kyle Pitts by throwing two touchdowns to the backup — Keon Zipperer. 

The senior is tough and poised in the pocket. Teams will never be afraid of his ability to get yardage on the ground because he lacks speed but he has the ability to manipulate defenses. Trask held the safety with his eyes on one play before tossing it over the top for an easy touchdown to Zipperer. On another touchdown, he motioned forward as if orchestrating a quarterback draw before zipping it out to wide receiver Trevon Grimes on the boundary. Trask throws with elite ball placement and gets the ball out quickly. His understanding of the opposition has allowed him to play at a much faster pace in 2020. 

As of today, Lawrence, Fields, Wilson and Lance appear to be the four best quarterback prospects available in the 2021 NFL Draft. Trask has forced himself into that second tier quarterback conversation along with Alabama’s Mac Jones and a few others. 

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