Buccaneers: Rookie QB Kyle Trask turning heads in OTAs

Kyle Trask, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Kyle Trask, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Kyle Trask looks very good in OTAs for the Buccaneers.

Finally, a story about OTAs that isn’t about a player skipping an optional workout. The Buccaneers don’t have many starters or major contributors in OTAs this year, but Kyle Trask has been a name that most fans are watching closely after the draft.

While fans could debate all they wanted to after the pick was made, Trask is a Buc now, and all we can hope for is that he will find success in this offense. If OTAs are any indication, which they tend to be, Trask is off to a great start with his new team.

There hasn’t been a ton of coverage of Trask in practice scenarios in just the OTAs and rookie minicamps, this will come more during training camp, but from what has been published, Trask is looking excellent.

JP Peterson provided some great footage on Twitter that shows a quarterback that looks much more comfortable in the offense than a rookie should.

Keep in mind, this is not full speed, but there is plenty here to be excited for in Trask’s game.
The first throw was the only one that was really dangerous. The throw was late, and a half-second later would likely lead to a pick-six going the other direction. Other than that one, Trask showed the poise and anticipation that are a basic requirement at the NFL level.

The deep throws were placed perfectly, Trask kept from zeroing in on his target too soon, and the windows on the short to intermediate throws were exploited effortlessly. Trask also did great to lead his receivers open, and that is a highly coveted skill set against the speed of NFL defenses.

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As more footage comes out, it will become easier to evaluate this pick and his ability to be a successful player at the NFL. From what we’ve seen so far though, Trask deserves some extra reps in training camp with the better receivers, and his growing connection with Jaydon Mickens and Jaleon Darden should make for one of the most exciting preseason trios in the NFL.

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