By: Hussam Patel
Dan Mullen deserves the credit for building Kyle Trask into who he is now. Trask is not one of the high sought after mobile QBs; he is more of a pocket passer who can weave in and out and still get the ball out of his hands.
It has taken time for Trask to grow into his role. I believe it will take him time to become a starting QB in the NFL, unless he’s selected by a team that has all the tools and fully supports Trask becoming its Franchise QB. He is like a bigger Matt Ryan per Matt Miller; not splashy, but can get the job done with the right tools.
The other concern is the quality of weapons Trask had at Florida. With their electric weapons, he was able to put up video game numbers. Will he be able to do that with higher quality opponents and mid-level weapons in the NFL? He's used on QB options on short yardage opportunities, and his body frame is an asset to convert on these type of plays. He reminds me of Carson Wentz, particularly in his deep passes, as arm strength is another concern.
The Gator product is best suited to play in a West Coast scheme that involves a high-volume of quick passes, short and intermediate throws, with the occasional deep shot to keep defenses honest. If a team can provide the tools and scheme to allow Trask to succeed, he will have a good career in the NFL.
While Trask isn’t playing in the Senior Bowl due to injury, interviewing and being in practice rooms and film prep is key to boosting his draft stock