Jones isn’t the only SEC quarterback that will draw strong interest from the Bears during the pre-draft process. Trask may not project to go off the board in Round 1 right now, but he is going to draw positive reviews from scouts the more they get comfortable with his collegiate film.
Trask isn’t going to blow anyone away with his athleticism, but he has the arm strength to make every throw in the NFL playbook. The real strength of his game resides in his ability to deliver the ball with extreme accuracy. He made life very easy for Florida receivers by putting the ball right where they needed to make plays after the catch.
Trask’s ability to get the ball out of his hand quickly and hit receivers in stride makes him a nice fit for Nagy’s offensive system. The drawback to Trask landing in Chicago is his lack of ability to make any plays with his legs. He’s not a threat to break containment and punish a defense with his rushing ability. That makes him a signal-caller that requires a top-notch offensive line if he’s going to succeed at the NFL level.
His lack of elite arm strength coupled with those mobility issues should push him down into Round 2. He doesn’t project to be a transcendent player at the next level, but Chicago could surround him with the sort of supporting talent necessary to play winning football. Trask isn’t a future star but he could give the Bears just the sort of competent quarterback play they’ve lacked during most of Nagy’s tenure.