The Bucs have selected Florida quarterback Kyle Trask with the 64th overall pick in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Tampa bay entered this year’s in a unique position. After becoming the first team in the NFL’s salary cap era to bring all 22 of their Super Bowl-winning starters back for the following season, the Bucs had no glaring needs to fill and used their first-round pick to bolster depth at defensive line with Washington edge Joe Tryon. In the second round Tampa Bay added a young quarterback in Trask.

Pewter Report’s Scott Reynolds wrote about Trask in one of his Fab. 5 columns earlier this month. Read some of SR’s evaluation below.

Some NFL Draft analysts have Trask as the No. 6 QB in this year’s draft class. Other analysts have Trask No. 7 behind Stanford’s Davis Mills. I think Trask is a better fit for the Bucs because he’s more accomplished and has a bigger, more durable frame. The 6-foot-5, 236-pound Trask is a classic pocket passer. Some within the Bucs organization have said he resembles a younger, slightly more athletic Brad Johnson.

Trask came in fourth in the Heisman Trophy race after passing for 4,283 yards with an FBS-high 43 touchdowns with just eight interceptions last year as a senior. After winning the job from Feleipe Franks in 2019, Trask threw for nearly 3,000 yards with 25 TDs and seven INTs in his first real year in Dan Mullins’ offense.

TRASK’S FLORIDA CAREER PASSING STATS
2018: 14-of-22 (63.6 percent) for 162 yards with 1 TD
2019: 237-of-354 (66.9 percent) for 2,941 yards with 25 TDs and 7 INTs
2020: 301-of-437 (68.9 percent) for 4,283 yards with 43 TDs and 8 INTs

Trask had a plethora of weapons to throw to over the last two years at Florida, including tight end Kyle Pitts and receivers Kadarius Toney, Van Jefferson and Trevon Grimes. Even if he doesn’t have the talent alone to carry an offense, that’s not a concern in Tampa Bay. The Bucs have the biggest and best offensive arsenal in the NFL in tight ends Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard and Cam Brate, wide receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller and running backs Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones II and Giovani Bernard.

Trask doesn’t have an overly strong arm and he’s not very mobile. He’s more of a touch passer, but he’s accurate, has great ball placement and makes good decisions.

Watch Trask’s Florida highlight video below

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Alldaway 2.0
12 days ago

Trask is an okay player but his ceiling is very limited. I think Gabbert priced himself out of a roster spot IMO.
In terms of value it is not good. Trask will be the backup to Brady for two years.

PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
12 days ago

How is it not good? Trask will learn behind the goat. He is no threat to Brady and both of them know this. Trask will get time to develop his skills and will at minimum be an option once Brady is gone. Trask was again, the right pick. He’s not flashy, but he checks the boxes that matter. He came in and stabilized the QB position for the gators. He throws a beautiful ball and has enough arm strength to be a threat pushing the ball down the field. I like this. Many of you again will dog this pick,… Read more »

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
12 days ago

Value is not good. Bucs are drafting another QB in 2 years IMVHO.

Naplesfan
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
12 days ago

If you actually had a very humble opinion, you would not be predicting failure for Trask.

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  Naplesfan
12 days ago

I am being honest. Trask will be luck to have a career like Glennon.

Michael76
12 days ago

Jason has been great in first and later rounds… but has not been all that great in 2nd

I’d rather seen a punter picked than Trask/trash… what a waste of a pick

Total garbage.

PissedOffBuc1988
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12 days