22 Sep 2020

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Summer Scouting Notes: QB Kyle Trask, Florida

HT: 6’4″
WT: 239 lbs
DOB: 3/6/1998
Year: Redshirt Senior
High School: Manvel (Manvel, Texas)
Accolades: 3rd Team All-SEC. SEC Academic Honor Role 2016 and 2019.

Scouting Report: QB Kyle Trask, Florida

Arm Talent: Arm talent is about average at the NFL level. Trask is extremely raw and needs a lot of refinement before he will be able to impact at the next level. His wind-up and his release is a little elongated. He has a good arm, but it’s by no means great and won’t be so much of a threat deep down the field.

Accuracy/Placement: Wildly inconsistent. Receivers seem to constantly be adjusting to make the catch all around them. Shows the ability to touch the ball in with absolute ease. Makes tight window throws from time to time. Flashes incredible ability, but it’s not nearly consistent yet. He doesn’t show much of an ability to make throws off platform, something that will limit him at the next level.

Technical Ability

Pocket Presence/Footwork: Trask has good pocket presence and footwork, generally standing in despite immense pressure. He will fade away from pressure, loosing velocity on his throws and try to force balls into areas where he shouldn’t be trying to force things. Generally moves well in the pocket, creates space with natural awareness. Feet will freeze from time to time.

Mobility/Play Creation: Trask plays very tight, almost looking too nervous. He doesn’t generally settle into the pocket. He isn’t very mobile by any stretch of the means. Florida tries to use him as a run threat, but it won’t hold up well in the NFL. He has the ability to move outside of the pocket and make things happen outside of structure but he’s usually looking to run when the play breaks down. I’m not overly impressed with his abilities in this area.

Mental Ability

Field Vision/Football IQ: Trask flashes the ability to read the field well, and plays extraordinarily well for his lack of experience in both high school and college. Shows good awareness and can read the play extremely well if he’s given time. Unfortunately, Trask will try to force footballs into areas where he shouldn’t be trying to put footballs.

Leadership/Personality: N/A.

Overall

Kyle Trask certainly has exciting tools that really can thrill evaluators, and you already see among the analysts across media platforms split fifty-fifty on him. It’s because Trask is a very raw project with incredible upside. He’s got a good arm, he shows good mechanics in the pocket when he’s given time, and he’s flashed the incredible throw ability. His most impressive performance, against the LSU Tigers, certainly turned eyeballs as it was his best performance of the season. However, he blew it with a very poor fourth quarter where his inconsistencies showed. Trask is not effective under pressure, and will forget his mechanics when trying to make something happen. They aren’t engrained in him yet. The last issue is that Trask doesn’t have the mobility to make up for a lot of his flaws, he’s not very mobile at all. Trask is an exciting prospect, but only if he takes several steps forward during the 2020 season.

What I Want to See in 2020: The accuracy that we see has to become more consistent. Too many times he inexplicably missed throws that he shouldn’t have been missing. He’s got to be better under pressure and stop forcing the football. He needs to learn to take what the defense gives and not try to be superman every play. His pocket presence has to be better, and he needs to be more consistent with his footwork, especially since his release is so elongated.

Grade: Project.

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