Chicago Bears: Quarterbacks to target in the 2021 NFL Draft
By Joseph Herff
Kyle Trask, Florida
Last season, Kyle Trask emerged from nowhere stepping in for the injured Feleipe Franks. In just basically 10 games, Trask completed 66.9 percent of his passes for 2,941 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. What makes this crazier is this was Trask’s first time starting ever at quarterback. He never started a high school football game at quarterback.
Trask is the pro-typical quarterback from the eye test. He’s 6′ 5″ and has a strong arm and looks extremely good throwing the ball. The good part with Trask is that he throws from a lot of different formations much like a pro-style offense. He’s not just a shotgun quarterback like some Air Raid quarterbacks. He lines up in Shotgun, under-center, and even pistol.
He uses his eyes very well and looks off defenders like an experienced quarterback. His ability to run the RPO also will be very good for the Bears’ offense if they want to run the RPO again as we haven’t seen it much this season. At this point, he could go anywhere from rounds one to four.
Here are some other potential options:
- K.J. Costello, Mississippi State (Round 4-6)
- Just threw for over 600 yards in his first game with Mississippi State.
- Kellen Mond, Texas A&M (Round 3-5)
- Good size, arm, and athleticism. Needs to show consistency.
- Jamie Newman, Georgia (Round 2-4)
- Opted out of the 2021 season. Dual-threat with plenty of upside.