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Kyle Trask-QB-Florida

I keep seeing people bringing numerous QB's but Trask to me is the one that sticks out the most as the Shanahan prototype for this upcoming draft. While its very much en vogue to want a mobile passer with a cannon arm, watching Trask reminds me so much of guys like Cousins and Garoppolo.

He's a classic pocket passer playing in a Dan Mullen spread offense that utilizes a bunch of NFL level concepts but is usually reliant upon super mobile passers(Alex Smith/Tim Tebow/Dak Prescott). He's got very good size for the position, coming in around 6'4" and 240, patient in the pocket with a quick release to get the ball out in a hurry and has shown the ability to diagnose defenses, manipulate defenders with his eyes and just enough mobility to be a threat to take off, especially down near the goalline, utilizing his size to full effect. He's reasonably accurate but could stand to improve his footwork to get better ball placement but he's great at getting his playmakers the ball in space to pick up YAC.

I think everyone is intrigued by the crazy potential of someone like Trey Lance but I could see Shanahan going through the film of a guy like Trask and being smitten. Trask is by no means a finished or fully developed product. He was backup all throughout high school, a backup to start college and a guy who was basically doing the work and getting ready to step in and play and when he got his opportunity, he made the most of it. He has a lot of room for improvement with his footwork and stepping into throws, has a tendency to throw high at times but he's already looking quite improved this season from last year.








I've seen Trask play some and will watch more - I've seen some very good moments and some so-so from him. Kind of like what you mention here. I'm curious what Round he'll go. He'd seem to stand a pretty good chance of unseating both Mullens and Beathard for the primary backup spot. I don't have a lot of faith in either Mullens or Beathard to give this team a good chance to win if pressed into duty against decent teams.
I brought him up in the QB thread as the 4-5th rated this year. I have seen a little and he has mobility, gets outside the pocket and can make some plays with his feet. He seems to be improving pretty steadily
[ Edited by ChaunceyGardner on Oct 19, 2020 at 2:28 PM ]
Not really a fan. He has a sort of wind up and slow delivery. I see lots of picks in his future
Originally posted by 49ers808:
Not really a fan. He has a sort of wind up and slow delivery. I see lots of picks in his future

I don't see much of an issue with his throwing motion, its better than a guy like Darnold and for a bigger QB its pretty efficient, especially with his ability to anticipate receivers coming open and throw early. He has to get more consistent with his footwork, when its off his throws will come off wobbly but when he sets his feet and everything is right, he can rip it.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by 49ers808:
Not really a fan. He has a sort of wind up and slow delivery. I see lots of picks in his future

I don't see much of an issue with his throwing motion, its better than a guy like Darnold and for a bigger QB its pretty efficient, especially with his ability to anticipate receivers coming open and throw early. He has to get more consistent with his footwork, when its off his throws will come off wobbly but when he sets his feet and everything is right, he can rip it.

That's another thing bro, we already have a QB with those issues, don't want another one like that. Come on over to the Zach Wilson bandwagon, I'll give you a window seat
Originally posted by 49ers808:
That's another thing bro, we already have a QB with those issues, don't want another one like that. Come on over to the Zach Wilson bandwagon, I'll give you a window seat

The difference is that Trask has barely been playing since 9th grade and in terms of his mental acuity and leadership is already well beyond what anyone might reasonably expect from him considering his inexperience. He came off the bench and started killing it in the SEC right off the bat. No reason to think that he can't polish up the rest with more time.


Also I'm looking it from a perspective of not what would necessarily be my preference but what Shanahan looks for, the things he prioritizes in a QB, especially the mental part, pro style experience and decisiveness and Trask checks all the boxes.
One red flag is his WRs have put up some insane YAC. To me that doesn't mean a QB is bad or should be penalized, I'm just saying be aware that a lot of his stats come from shorter passes that a WR takes the distance.

From my short time-span looks at him, he seems like a WCO type of guy that is going to work the short range passing game.
If he's around in the 2nd I'm ok with taking him, any earlier I feel it's a reach, same with Wilson.

Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
The difference is that Trask has barely been playing since 9th grade and in terms of his mental acuity and leadership is already well beyond what anyone might reasonably expect from him considering his inexperience. He came off the bench and started killing it in the SEC right off the bat. No reason to think that he can't polish up the rest with more time.


Also I'm looking it from a perspective of not what would necessarily be my preference but what Shanahan looks for, the things he prioritizes in a QB, especially the mental part, pro style experience and decisiveness and Trask checks all the boxes.

Why could he never beat anyone out and see the field? Florida isn't exactly QBU. I just don't see it with him, but I get what you are saying. Not sure I like the same as Shanny though cause I saw nothing in Beathard either
Originally posted by 49ers808:
Why could he never beat anyone out and see the field? Florida isn't exactly QBU. I just don't see it with him, but I get what you are saying. Not sure I like the same as Shanny though cause I saw nothing in Beathard either

People were asking the same question about a guy who just went #1 in the draft and another guy who will likely be going Top 5 in the next draft. I don't think it matters how a guy gets on the field as much as what they do when they were there. Trask was a backup in high school to a top rated prospect in high school in D'Eriq King. He came to Florida with little fanfare and was lost in the shuffle but soon as he got his shot, he's made the most of it, took over the starting job and Gators fans forgot all about whats his name who is now playing at Arkansas.

And yeah I think if Shanahan does draft another QB, especially early, a huge chunk of the fanbase is going to be pissed off because that QB I think is a lot more likely to look like Trask or Mac Jones then a Kyler Murray or Josh Allen.
I'm hoping the 49ers do what the chiefs did with Patrick mahomes. Sure he looks like a second rounder but do you want to risk missing out on your Francis qb
Originally posted by Boldjames:
I'm hoping the 49ers do what the chiefs did with Patrick mahomes. Sure he looks like a second rounder but do you want to risk missing out on your Francis qb

Always draft Francis
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Always draft Francis

Everyone wants to find their own Francis.
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