Florida QB Kyle Trask surges on PFF's latest NFL Mock Draft
Kyle Trask has one of those stories you don’t hear much about anymore.
Trask was a high school backup quarterback to Miami’s D’Eriq King, and now, he’s the face of Florida football. Trask signed at Florida as a no-name pro-style quarterback in the Jim McElwain era.
Trask was basically a career backup until starter Feleipe Franks went down in 2019 against Kentucky. Trask led the Gators in the come-from-behind road victory and the rest is history. He finished last year 237-of-354 for 2,41 yards, 25 touchdowns and 7 INTs. He was expected to have a good year in 2020.
Well, that good year expectation turned into a great year expectation following his 6-touchdown performance against Ole Miss. Trask completed 30-of-42 passes for 416 yards in the Week 1 win. Now, folks are talking about Trask for the Heisman Trophy and looking ahead to the NFL Draft.
In Pro Football Focus’ latest NFL Mock Draft, Trask is now projected as a top 15 pick to the Las Vegas Raiders and Jon Gruden. Here’s the synopsis on Trask from the website.
If the Raiders miss the playoffs for the third straight season under head coach Jon Gruden, you can bet all options will be on the table at the quarterback position. Trask seems like just the type of pocket passer Gruden craves, and if he plays as he did in Week 1 for the rest of the season, the Raiders will have to trade up for him. He had four big-time throws in a superb 416-yard passing day against Ole Miss.
His Florida teammate, Kyle Pitts, is projected to be a top 11 pick to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Of course, it’s only after Week 1, and Mock Drafts will certainly look much different even next month; however, Trask’s surge from a backup to a potential first-round pick is the stuff Disney movies are made about.
Trask’s dream continues Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET against South Carolina.