NFL draft: Buccaneers take possible Tom Brady replacement Kyle Trask to end the second round

Frank Schwab
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers apparently didn't get the memo that Tom Brady is a cyborg who will play quarterback forever. 

Just in case their soon-to-be 44-year-old quarterback ever steps away, the Buccaneers invested in a possible successor. They took Florida quarterback Kyle Trask with the final pick of the second round. 

Even though a very high percentage of quarterback picks outside of the first round do not work out, teams also don't want to be caught with no options when a legend retires. The Buccaneers, bringing back all their starters from a Super Bowl team, could afford to take a quarterback at No. 64 overall. 

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask was drafted by the Buccaneers. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Florida quarterback Kyle Trask was drafted by the Buccaneers. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Trask looked like a potential first-round pick at times last season, though that talk died down. Trask still was the sixth quarterback off the board, ahead of other second-tier options like Stanford's Davis Mills, who eventually went to the Houston Texans

Trask was productive at Florida after being a lowly-recruited player out of high school. He is a throwback quarterback who can operate from the pocket. Trask is nothing like the mobile players teams are moving toward. The Buccaneers just won a Super Bowl with Brady, so it's not like they need a running quarterback.

Learning under Brady, Bucs coach Bruce Arians and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is a great way to start an NFL career for a second-round pick. He won't be under pressure to play right away. The way Brady it going, it might be a while. 

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