No. 8 QB to come out of the 2021 NFL Draft: Sam Ehlinger, Round 6, pick 218
Unlike Ian Book or Kellen Mond, Sam Ehlinger remains with the team that drafted him, the Indianapolis Colts. And that should account for something. In theory, the former the former Texas Longhorn was not supposed to see the field early in his NFL career but plans always change, and he was pressed into action last year when Indy benched an aging Matt Ryan to give the offense a spark.
Ehlinger wasn't necessarily bad, completing 63.45 percent of his passes for 733 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. On the other hand, he showed he wasn't a viable option to start under center. Not surprisingly, the Colts drafted Anthony Richardson and signed Garder Minshew in the offseason while Ehlinger went back to the bottom of the depth chart.
No. 7 QB to come out of the 2021 NFL Draft: Kyle Trask, Round 2, pick 64
Kyle Trask had a fruitful career at Florida but his limited mobility, alongside his less-than-ideal arm strength, made him tumble to the second round in 2021. The former Gator was picked by the Tampa Bay Buccanneers, who already had a starting quarterback in Tom Brady.
Trask spent two seasons as Brady's understudy and competed with Baker Mayfield for the starting job in the offseason. He ended up losing the battle and is currently QB2 on the depth chart. Barring significant injury or Mayfield underperforming, it's unlikely that Trask will get playing time in 2023.