Denver Broncos: 10 players to avoid in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Denver Broncos, Kyle Trask
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6. Kyle Trask, QB, Florida

After he came off the bench as the Florida Gators’ starter in the 2019 season, Kyle Trask got his first opportunity to go into an offseason as the starting quarterback for the first time since his high school days.

As a matter of fact, he hadn’t been the starting quarterback in his final three years of high school or his first three years of college at Florida before blowing up statistically in 2020 and leading FBS in touchdown passes (43).

Despite leading the nation in touchdown passes, questions remain about Trask’s game as he translates to the NFL level.

At 6-foot-5, 236 pounds, Trask bears a slight resemblance to a younger Ben Roethlisberger. Unfortunately, Trask does not have the same kind of pocket savvy and escape-ability as Roethlisberger.

Trask doesn’t play with consistently sound mechanics at the position and perhaps the most concerning aspect of his game is his lack of mobility and playmaking ability.

It’s not that you can’t have guys who primarily win from the pocket nowadays, but Trask does not thrive when he’s pressured like some more pocket-oriented passers do, he doesn’t excel in the arm talent department, and although he made some really nice throws to spots in 2020, Trask’s accuracy is not always where it needs to be.

Ultimately, for teams that are looking for a solid backup quarterback, Trask would be an intriguing day three selection. For the Denver Broncos, the fit is just not there right now.