4 prospects the Saints should 100 percent gamble on in 2021 NFL Draft

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators throws against the Oklahoma Sooners during the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 30, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators throws against the Oklahoma Sooners during the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 30, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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New Orleans Saints risky prospect: Kyle Trask

Do not fret Saints fans — we are not going to say the team should take Kyle Trask at 28, but if he’s there later in the draft at some point in Day 2, the Saints should take a chance on him. Trask would be a solid third-round pick.

Trask played his collegiate football at Florida, and for a while, he was in the Heisman conversation. A few turnover-heavy games later in the season killed that chance, but Trask is still considered a top-ten quarterback prospect.

CBS Sports ranks Trask as the sixth-best prospect and No. 72 overall prospect. He threw for 4,283 yards his junior season and had a 43-to-8 touchdown-to-interception ratio, so he did have more scores than Jones. Trask took a huge leap as a junior.

NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah said that he thought Trask “threw the ball with more force and velocity than I saw on the tapes.” That’s a huge positive from a draft analyst, and Trask, standing just over 6-foot-5, is a capable athlete as well.

Trask won’t be a top-five quarterback, but he’s in the second tier that should be taken in Day 2. He’s a worthy risk for a team needing a long-term solution at quarterback.

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