3 reasons Steelers should avoid Kyle Trask in the 2021 NFL Draft

Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask (11). Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports /

Trask could put Steelers in QB limbo

Everybody has a different philosophy when it comes to drafting quarterbacks. Though I’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing more important in football than having an elite NFL quarterback, getting stuck with the wrong one could set you back years.

Take Andy Dalton, for instance. Though Dalton was worthy of being an NFL starter, he required a very good Bengals team around him from 2012-2015 in order to be competitive. But even then, his team ended up falling well short of the ultimate goal. The Rams realized how important it was to upgrade Jared Goff, so they traded excellent draft capital and Goff to acquire Matt Stafford.

As a poor athlete with a lack of arm talent, I fear that Trask is a player that will require a good offensive line and excellent overall talent in order to be successful. While it’s possible that the Steelers could provide this in the near future, this isn’t the type of quarterback you want to get stuck with.

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I am all for taking chances at the quarterback position as long as that quarterback has immense upside. Unfortunately, I just don’t see it with Kyle Trask. He’s probably going to be better than Mason Rudolph, but he’s the same type of quarterback, and that really worries me.