2021 NFL Draft Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Florida QB as Heisman finalist
Even for an alien like Tom Brady, the moment of retirement will eventually come. At 43, it should be sooner rather than later. The Buccaneers bet they could win a ring with TB12 and perhaps did so earlier than expected, in the quarterback’s first season at Tampa Bay, but They couldn’t put off the succession plan too long and they did so on Day 2 of the Draft since the 2020 substitutes did not seem to be the solution.
Blaine gabbert He has not been rehired and never fell short after being chosen in the first round of the 2011 Draft. Ryan Griffin, famous for taking out Brady after the drunken parade, has more years (7) in the NFL than pass attempts (4). So Tampa Bay was one of the teams that went looking for quarterbacks in the draft after the first round and they did it with the Last pick of the second, opting for Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask.
Brady is famous for his underdog history, from Pick 199 to GOAT: Trask has an even more complicated start, because Brady was once a wanted prospect coming out of high school, something the rookie can’t say.
Trask was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2020, but was not a starter in his last three years of high school in Texas.. Not for lack of talent, but at Manvel High School there was a more mobile prospect who fit the scheme better, King D’Eriq, who is in his final year of NCAA eligibility with the Miami Dogs.
“I took it as a blessing. He taught me never to belittle a replay and make it all count. I’ve always competed and that taught me to work hard, “Trask declared in 2017 to Illustrated Sports.
Needless to say, a non-starter was not a highly sought-after recruit. Trask was a 2,123 prospect of the 2016 Class, # 92 pro-style quarterback., according to the rankings of Sports 24/7. A class of quarterbacks that will not go down in history, since the best by far was Justin Herbert, who was # 26 In the class that had in the Top 10 were Shea Patterson, Jacob Eason, KJ Costello, Malik Henry (famous for the documentary Last Chance U), Feleipe Franks, Brandon Peters, Haskins, Jack Allison, Austin Kendall and Patrick O’Brien.
Trask was a three-star prospect and had no scholarship offers for Division I. Houston Baptist, Lamar and McNeese State offered him scholarship, before Florida gators see him at camp They offered him a scholarship and he headed for Gainesville.
In 2016, Trask received a redshirt so as not to lose a year of eligibility. On 2017After the departure of Austin Appleby and Luke del Rio, Trask was expected to fight for the starting position with Feleipe Franks, a 4-star prospect also from the 2016 Generation, and with the transfer of Notre Dame Malik Zaire, but a foot injury cost him the season. Franks was also a starter in 2018, Trask injured his foot again and only threw 22 passes, just six more than four-star rookie Emory Jones.
In 2019 Trask’s opportunity against Kentucky finally came. Feleipe Franks suffered an injury that would cost him the rest of the season and Trask came in to overcome an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter. to win 29-21.
From Trask’s hand, the Gators went 11-2 with an Orange Bowl win. Their two losses were 42-28 against Joe Burrow’s LSU and 24-17 against Georgia, which played the SEC final. Trask began to appear on the NFL radar after completing 66.9% of passes, with four 300-yard games, plus 25 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Trask opted to pass up the chance to go to the NFL, where it was considered an option for intermediate rounds, and he returned for his Last year in Florida, where it exploded.
Trask finished with 4,283 yards, 43 touchdowns and 68.9% completions, leading in total touchdowns (46) and touchdown passes in all of NCAA Divin I, breaking several of the marks Joe Burrow set on the SEC in his historic 2019 season, perhaps the best ever in college football.
The Gators finished the regular season 8-2, and the two losses weren’t Trask’s fault.. They fell 41-38 at Texas A&M after a fumble by one of their receivers in midfield with less than 4 minutes to play, after which the Aggies kicked the winning field goal on the final play. Against LSU they fell 37-34, courtesy of a series in which Marco Wilson committed an unsportsmanlike attitude penalty for throwing an opponent’s shoe, after which the Tigers turned him around with 23 seconds left. Trask, despite heavy rain, led Florida into the field goal zone, but Evan McPherson missed 51 yards.
A like, They won the SEC East Division and faced undefeated and # 1 Alabama in the conference final, where they made them break a sweat, falling 52-46, with Trask throwing for 408 yards and three touchdown passes, with one more on the ground. It was Tide’s smallest match of the year.
Florida was chosen for the Cotton Bowl, where they chose not to play two first-round hands of this Draft (Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney), plus Trevon Grimes, another NFL prospect. Trask decided to play and threw three interceptions in the first quarter, two that hit the hands of their ‘new’ receivers. The Gators lost 55-20 to Oklahoma, a game that I lowered Trask’s draft bonuses, though he also earned points for not leaving the team for his Bowl.
“It’s a perfect match for our offense”declared head coach Bruce Arians. “I know he can play our offense. He has a great opportunity to learn under Tom.”
Trask has the physique of a prototypical QB (6 feet 5 inches, 1.96 m). He throws early and hits, despite not having the best arm or the fastest, although he had 7 touchdowns on the ground in his two years as a starter. Dane Brugler from The athletic I compared him as a copy of Mason Rudolph. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com I compared him to the quarterback responsible for the Bucs’ first Super Bowl, Brad Johnson. Now Trask will learn at least a year from the one who brought in the second, Brady, with good options to take the position after the eventual retirement of TB12.