The New Orleans Saints will enter the 2021 NFL Draft with the No. 28 pick. While Florida’s Kyle Trask won’t be a first-round pick, at least he isn’t being mocked as one, he could be on the Saints’ radar in the second or third round.
Given the holes on their roster at defensive tackle, wide receiver, and cornerback, it’d be relatively shocking to see New Orleans targeting Trask with even a second-round pick.
With several picks on Day 2, the New Orleans Saints may be taking a look at Florida’s Kyle Trask as a possible long-term solution at quarterback.
“ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Saturday on SportsCenter that the Saints “like” Florida’s Kyle Trask,” Bleacher Report’s Adam Wells wrote.
Kyle Trask was in Heisman conversation at many points throughout this past college football season. While he didn’t win the award, Trask’s numbers his last season at Florida speak for themselves.
He recorded 43 touchdowns and 8 interceptions, more scorers than Alabama’s Mac Jones. Jones also threw for over 4,200 yards his last season. He has great arm strength and is a capable athlete. He was impressive at his Pro Day as well.
Trask doesn’t have that top-tier potential that a player like Trevor Lawrence has, and he wasn’t as proven as a winner at the collegiate level.
But, Trask, in the right system, should be able to thrive. Additionally, he wouldn’t be asked to immediately start, but rather to learn and understand the speed of the NFL game behind Jameis Winston his first season.
The Saints need to find a long-term option at quarterback, and Trask is their guy. That doesn’t mean they’ll be drafting him some time after the first round, but it does mean they should at least consider it.
They like Trask, so do not be shocked if he’s a Saint. Then again, it could just be a smokescreen. It’s a bit early to tell if they’re serious about drafting a quarterback instead of adding a veteran like Chase Daniels.