Bucs draft Kyle Trask: Instant analysis of Tampa Bay's second-round pick

Luke Easterling
Bucs Wire

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers don’t need much, but finding a young quarterback to develop behind Tom Brady was clearly a priority heading into the 2021 NFL draft.

To that end, the Bucs spent their second-round pick on Florida’s Kyle Trask, giving them that young passer who can serve as an understudy to the GOAT.

Tampa Bay could have taken an offensive lineman or a cornerback to plan for veterans who could be leaving in free agency next year, but they clearly thought enough of Trask to make sure they landed him. Considering multiple quarterbacks came off the board within the next few picks, the Bucs made a wise move to ensure they got their man.

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Trask had a huge senior season for the Gators, leading them to an SEC East title and a near-upset of eventual national champion Alabama. He had a few hiccups with questionable throws that ended up as turnovers, but overall, Trask looked like a technically sound passer with solid accuracy and a great understanding of opposing defenses.

His skill set is a perfect fit for Bruce Arians’ offense, and he’ll have the benefit of learning behind Brady for who knows how long.

For a team that didn’t have any immediate needs, the Bucs are planning for the future at the game’s most important position with this pick, and making some in-state Gators fans extremely happy in the process.