4 quarterbacks Steelers should avoid in the 2021 NFL Draft

Mac Jones #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask (11). Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

Kyle Trask

Honestly, I don’t get why much of Steelers Nation is infatuated with Florida quarterback, Kyle Trask. Does he look the part? Sure. Trask stands at 6’5” and 240 pounds; however, this clearly isn’t required in today’s NFL. After all, Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers are just 6’2” and have all the traits you could ever ask for.

Trask, unfortunately, does not. While his 9.8 yards per attempt meet the threshold of what we like to look for coming out of college, he was aided by spectacular play from his receivers and quite possibly the best tight end prospect to come out in 15 years (Kyle Pitts). When you really look at the film, you will see that his arm is good, but not great, and his velocity and ball placement are just so-so.

To be quite honest, there are way too many similarities between Trask and Mason Rudolph coming out of college for my liking. If you recall, Rudolph lit up the stat sheet with remarkably similar numbers coming out of Oklahoma State, and both players are very similar from a size and athletic standpoint. Both Trask and Rudolph are below average movers in the pocket with zero threat to run the football. Kyle Trask may be for some teams, but I think the Steelers should avoid falling into the same type of statue-like quarterback this time around.