Kyle Trask hopes to change perception that he’s not mobile enough

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In college football a quarterback’s sacks count toward his rushing total, and Kyle Trask finished his Florida career with an official stat line of 133 carries for 58 yards. But Trask hopes those rushing stats don’t make NFL teams think he can’t move in the pocket.

At Florida’s Pro Day, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Trask said on NFL Network that he hoped he moved around well enough in drills to make teams think he can get the job done in avoiding the pass rush.

“Just from people I’ve talked to, the perception is someone who’s not very mobile or can’t move around in the pocket,” Trask said. “That was one of the main things I wanted to focus on out here, show my burst out of the pocket, my intricate pocket movements that can really help my game.”

Trask said the team that drafts him is going to get a competitor.

“Someone that’s going to come to work every single day, never going to complain, show up on time, put in the extra work and be a great teammate,” Trask said.

In a draft that has five first-round quarterback prospects (Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, BYU’s Zach Wilson, Ohio State’s Justin Fields, North Dakota State’s Trey Lance and Alabama’s Mac Jones), Trask is widely regarded as the No. 6 quarterback prospect and perhaps the only quarterback who will be selected on the second day of the draft.

7 responses to “Kyle Trask hopes to change perception that he’s not mobile enough

  1. the most important thing for a QB is accuracy and ability to read a defense, i couldn’t care less how fast he is, can he throw the ball with accuracy when he needs to?

  2. A little mobility is necessary but these Murrays, Tuas, & Lamar Jax are not QBs you win the SB with. It’s still guys who are tall, can read the defense, and don’t get frustrated & take off when their first option isn’t open. Maybe Trask is that, maybe not.

  3. Lol not mobile enough. Whoooooooo carrrrrres. Can he make pre snap checks? Can he throw outside the hashes? Can he “throw receivers open” you know, like an intelligent quarterback? The kind of quarterback that’s been winning superbowls for the past 75 years. Tell you what you can have the Lamar Jackson type and I’ll roll the dice with peak Peyton or Tom Brady and see if we don’t win 55-10

  4. He will have a better pro career than at least 3 of those first 5 selected. Unless he’s drafted by the Bears.

  5. joelmiller23 says:
    April 1, 2021 at 8:08 am
    Lol not mobile enough. Whoooooooo carrrrrres. Can he make pre snap checks? Can he throw outside the hashes? Can he “throw receivers open” you know, like an intelligent quarterback? The kind of quarterback that’s been winning superbowls for the past 75 years. Tell you what you can have the Lamar Jackson type and I’ll roll the dice with peak Peyton or Tom Brady and see if we don’t win 55-10
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    There’s a difference between being a ‘running’ QB and being able to move around in the pocket. Brady and Manning both can’t run for you know what, but they can certainly slide away from pressure and avoid sacks. Daniel Jones can run with the best of them, but has poor pocket awareness to go along with a poor offensive line, so he takes way too many hits.

  6. Give me a strong armed QB who can read a defense, make proper adjustments, throw WRs open and deliver the ball accurately over a RB playing QB (Lamar Jackson). I think Kyle Trask is the biggest sleeper/Bargain in this years draft. The smart team that takes him, probably in round 2 will get a franchise QB who will have a better career then 4 out of the 5 top QBs taken.

  7. He was considered be just behind Fields at the start of the year. I don’t think his play should have tanked all that much. QBs are so over drafted I would just assume take him in the 2nd over anyone minus Lawrence in the 1st.

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