2021 NFL Draft: One quarterback SF 49ers can scout in each round

Mac Jones #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Kyle Trask, Florida Gators
Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask (11) Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

SF 49ers Target for Round 2: Kyle Trask, Florida

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Like Mac Jones, Florida quarterback Kyle Trask was hovering around being one of those mid-to-late Round 1 picks before his final collegiate performance of the season.

Whereas Jones flourished in a national spotlight, Trask floundered in the Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma, going a mere 16-of-28 for 158 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions.

It was about as ugly a performance as possible, and those efforts likely result in Trask now dipping into Round 2 of the NFL Draft where the SF 49ers hold the No. 43 overall pick. But if one takes away what was truly a terrible outing, Trask’s body of work is still pretty notable. He tossed just five interceptions on the season up to that point, one more than Jones, and Trask still had the volume passing for nearly 4,300 yards with 43 touchdowns thrown.

Kyle Trask Passing Table
Year School Conf Class Pos G Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
*2018 Florida SEC SO QB 3 14 22 63.6 162 7.4 8.3 1 0 140.5
*2019 Florida SEC JR QB 12 237 354 66.9 2941 8.3 8.8 25 7 156.1
*2020 Florida SEC SR QB 12 301 437 68.9 4283 9.8 10.9 43 8 180.0
Career Florida 552 813 67.9 7386 9.1 10.0 69 15 168.5

Provided by CFB at Sports Reference
Generated 1/14/2021.

Trask, while physically imposing, also isn’t a pure athlete and can’t be expected to carry the weight of improvisation when plays break down.

That said, he does possess the ability to push the ball at all three levels down the field, and his accuracy is typically good, sans for that lone outing against Oklahoma.

If the Niners elect to wait until day two of the draft, Trask might be the first quarterback on San Francisco’s big board.