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Booger McFarland thinks Florida QB Kyle Trask would be a fit for the Steelers in the second round


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ESPN analyst Booger McFarland on “Get Up” on Tuesday morning said the Steelers should not draft a quarterback in the first round with 39-year-old Ben Roethlisberger returning for another season, but it wouldn't be a bad decision to select Flordia quarterback Kyle Trask in the second round.


“Yeah I think at some point they’re going to think quarterback,” McFarland said via Nick Kosko of 247Sports. “I don't think you bring back Ben Roethlisberger back to think quarterback in the first round. I think you can get a guy like Kyle Trask (in the second round) who I think fits perfectly in Pittsburgh, he would also fit perfectly in Tampa. Big strong kid, strong arm, can throw the football all over the field and he's a very accurate passer. He just fits from a 6-5, 230 pounds standpoint. He fits and looks like Big Ben. So that’s a quarterback you can maybe get in the second round."


McFarland mentioned that he thinks the Steelers are "OK" at the quarterback position, as he thinks Dwayne Haskins will flourish with being in the Steelers culture and coached by Mike Tomlin, but Trask wouldn't be a bad option in the second round to sit for a year and learn from Roethlisberger.


According to Nick Farabaugh of Steelers Now, Florida quarterback Kyle Trask said he spoke with the Steelers a month or two ago. Trask said he talked with Tomlin and some other staff members and said they had a "really good talk."


Trask is a developmental quarterback and would need some coaching at the next level. He's a big quarterback at 6-foot-5, 240 pounds with a strong arm, but he lacks mobility an