Kyle Trask Makes Sense for the Buccaneers

Trask had a monster college season in 2020 but has some warts on his prospect profile. Can he be the quarterback of the future for Tampa Bay?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have experienced only a year of Tom Brady, and things went pretty well. But with an eye on their post-Brady life, the Bucs drafted Kyle Trask 64th overall on Friday night.

Trask has a breakout campaign with the Florida Gators in 2020, throwing for 4,283 yards and 43 touchdowns in just 12 games. PFF credited him with 41 big-time throws, which led the country as he spearheaded a loaded Gators offense.

What does Trask bring to the Bucs?

Player Comparisons

Brandon Gdula's draft database has found these 10 prior prospects to have the most similar statistical profiles to Trask. Keep in mind that these are based not on play style or traits but age, athleticism, draft equity, experience, efficiency, and production.

Kyle Trask Profile ComparisonsSimilarity
Dwayne Haskins91.4%
Will Grier89.8%
Bryce Petty86.3%
Davis Mills84.0%
Mason Rudolph83.3%
Brian Brohm82.7%
Mac Jones80.6%
Rohan Davey80.6%
Aaron Rodgers80.5%
Brock Osweiler80.3%

Gdula's Take: Trask, a three-star recruit, is already 23 years old rates out poorly in age-adjusted experience despite 93rd-percentile collegiate passing efficiency. The combination brings a mostly troublesome set of comparisons.

Betting on the Bucs

On FanDuel Sportsbook, the Bucs are listed at +650 to win the Super Bowl and -170 to take the NFC South, and they have a win total projection of 11.5 on FOX Bet.