2021 Saints Draft Profile: Making the case for Florida’s Kyle Trask

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators throws against the Oklahoma Sooners during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 30, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators throws against the Oklahoma Sooners during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 30, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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With the season coming to an end and the 2021 draft looming, the New Orleans Saints are certain to have a late-round selection on Day 1.

There are plenty of late-round options in this year’s draft, and the Saints may very well opt to avoid taking a passer Day 1 altogether.

In this scenario, however, we will make a case for Kyle Trask, QB, University of Florida. Start with some of the obvious scouting points, he’s big and tall in the mold of every QB scouts dream. At 6-foot-5 and 240 pound, Trask is a unique combination of size and skiill.

Trask will have no issue seeing over the line and standing in the pocket in the NFL.

He’s a determined competitor that has played well in big games for Dan Mullen and the Gators this season, throwing three touchdowns against Alabama and no interceptions against the elite defense.

It may be an overstatement to say that Trask has somewhat flown under the radar for many fans, being stuck in the shadow of Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson and Mac Jones. Somewhat sneakily, however, Trask leads the NCAA in passing yardage and touchdowns.

Trask checks in at a neat completion percentage just a hair away from 70 percent at 69.7 percent. This is especially impressive when we consider that Trask is one of three QBs to throw for over 400 attempts on the season (he leads in completion percentage out of those players).

Trask also comes in at third for passer rating at 186.7 out of any QB with over 100 passing attempts this year, losing out to only Mac Jones of Alabama and Zach Wilson of BYU.

With a touchdown to interception ratio of 43 to 5, Trask’s ball security and accuracy will make him a very attractive prospect to Sean Payton and company late on day one.

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Surrounded by an excellent offensive line and dangerous complement of skill position players, Trask could be just what the doctor ordered for a post Drew Brees era Saints squad.

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