Patriots NFL Draft rumors: New England ‘doing a variety of homework’ on Florida QB Kyle Trask
We’re within the remaining week of NFL Draft rumor season, and Friday produced a juicy morsel involving the Patriots.
NFL Community analyst Daniel Jeremiah stated on the “Transfer the Sticks” podcast that there is “a bit of buzz” across the league that New England is “doing a variety of homework” on Florida quarterback Kyle Trask.
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Jeremiah’s assertion tracks with the Pats having proven curiosity in Trask. NESN.com reported that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels scouted Trask at Florida’s professional day.
New England doesn’t have a transparent long-term choice on the place. Final yr’s starter, Cam Newton, is signed solely via 2021 and 2019 draft choose Jarrett Stidham has not proven a lot in restricted motion. The Pats are rumored to have mentioned a commerce with the 49ers for former New England backup Jimmy Garoppolo. San Francisco has traded as much as third general within the 2021 draft, a sign that the staff is seeking to draft a QB to succeed Garoppolo.
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Trask, 23, completed fourth within the 2020 Heisman Trophy vote as he led the Gators to the SEC championship sport, the place Florida misplaced 52-46 to eventual nationwide champion Alabama. He put up enormous numbers as a senior: 4,283 yards (9.8 per try) and 43 touchdowns to simply eight interceptions in 12 video games.
He did, nevertheless, profit from with the ability to throw to first-round skills Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney.
SN’s Vinnie Iyer is bullish on Trask’s draft place, however he has Trask going to Washington within the second spherical of his latest seven-round NFL Mock Draft. He has the Patriots taking Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond within the fifth spherical.
SN’s Joe Rivera ranks Trask sixth among the many prime quarterback prospects within the 2021 NFL Draft.