Mid-level quarterback lands with Vikings in recent 2021 mock draft

(Photo by Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports) Kyle Trask
(Photo by Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports) Kyle Trask /

Former Florida quarterback Kyle Trask was recently mocked to the Minnesota Vikings.

At least for the 2021 season, the chances of the Minnesota Vikings keeping Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback appear to be pretty high.

While there have been, and there will likely continue to be rumors about Cousins being involved in possible trades this year, there haven’t been any definitive reports of the Vikings even considering a change under center for 2021.

Even if they stick with Cousins for next season though, it doesn’t mean Minnesota can’t begin to think about the future of the position group.

Minnesota Vikings use a third-round pick on a quarterback in recent 2021 mock draft

With Cousins expected to remain the Vikings’ starting quarterback for the 2021 campaign and the team not having a top-10 pick in this year’s NFL Draft, it doesn’t seem very probable that Minnesota will be using their first-round selection in the 2021 draft on a new signal-caller.

However, it is possible that the Vikings could decide to use one of their two picks in the third round of this year’s draft on a young quarterback. In a recent 2021 mock draft, this is exactly what happened.

NFL.com’s Chad Reuter recently published his first three-round 2021 mock draft of the offseason, and with their top selection in the third round, he has Minnesota picking former Florida quarterback Kyle Trask.

During his 2020 season with Florida, Trask completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 4,283 yards, 43 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He also scored another three times with his feet.

Measuring in at 6-foot-5 and 239 pounds, Trask is viewed by most draft experts as one of the top six quarterback prospects available this year. So it seems like the Vikings would be getting a bit of a steal if he fell to them in the third round.

It is definitely possible that Trask could still be available when it comes time for Minnesota to make their first of two picks in the third round. The question is, would the Vikings pull the trigger and actually draft the former Florida quarterback?