ESPN NFL insider says New Orleans Saints could draft Kyle Trask
With as many as five quarterbacks potentially going in the first round, the NFL Draft rumor mill has focused on where Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Mac Jones and Trey Lance will go after Jacksonville likely selects Trevor Lawrence at No. 1 overall. Florida’s Kyle Trask, meanwhile, is expected to be drafted after the first round. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler shared on “SportsCenter” that the New Orleans Saints may pick Trask in the second or third round as the club’s next QB for the long-term in the post-Drew Brees era.
“They are a sneaky contender to get a quarterback somewhere after round one,” Fowler said of the Saints. “I’m told that they do like Florida’s Kyle Trask. I was at Florida’s Pro Day. There’s a little bit of buzz that the Saints like him. So they got Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill this year, maybe they get a guy like Trask. Get him in your building, develop him. He could be an option in 2022 so they’re a team that could at least look into that in the later rounds.”
In the video of the segment posted to ESPN.com, Fowler did not specify which round after round one the Saints might draft Trask. ESPN’s on-screen graphic read “could target him in 2nd or 3rd round of draft.”
Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 29 with Rounds 2 and 3 the following night.