There is a growing belief around the NFL that the Steelers could be investing in a quarterback for the future in the 2021 NFL draft. Those beliefs are coming from several general managers and scouts from across the NFL. The future of the quarterback position with the Pittsburgh Steelers is not looking very good right now. Ben Roethlisberger is locked into a one-year deal, Mason Rudolph has had ups and downs with the Steelers, and Dwayne Haskins looked awful with the Washington Football team.
One GM has said he knows Kevin Colbert very well and Kyle Trask from Florida fits the profile for Kevin. He also said he can see Kyle Trask in a Steelers Uniform. Kyle Trask was not as bad as many think he is after watching the Cotton Bowl. He threw for 4,283 passing yards, 43 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions in 2020. That is a pretty impressive stat line for playing in the SEC.
Trask's short to intermediate accuracy is impressive. He has a great arm throwing the football, but Pro Football Network says Trask does not have the arm to throw downfield accurately. Trask can sling the ball downfield nicely though. Whoever lands him will need to work on his accuracy. That can be fixed at the NFL level with a good quarterback coach. Another issue with Trask is his mobility. He is more of a pocket passer than a runner. Although I will say he looks more composed in the pocket already than Mason Rudolph looks.
If the Steelers decide to take a quarterback Kyle Trask would fit the mold in Pittsburgh. Ben Roethlisberger was not very mobile, but he still managed to win Two-Super Bowls with the Steelers. Tom Brady was not as mobile as Patrick Mahomes and Brady just won the Super Bowl. If Trask falls to round 3 the Steelers should take a nice hard look at him or Jamie Newman. I would not invest a high draft pick in Trask. I would invest a high draft pick in a quarterback such as Trey Lance, but ultimately it will be up to the Pittsburgh Steelers to do their homework and find the best fit at quarterback if they decide to take one in the 2021 NFL draft.