Jake Fromm 2020 NFL Draft Profile
2020 NFL Draft
Jake Fromm is a quarterback out of Georgia who is expected to be an early-to-mid-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Fromm has three bowl games under his belt, and that big-game experience could help him develop quickly into an impact starter at the NFL level.
College Career: Fromm initially entered his true freshman year at Georgia as a backup to Jacob Eason. When Eason got injured in the first game of the season however, Fromm took over and completed 10 of 15 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown. He managed 2,615 yards with 24 TDs and seven picks in that first year.
As a sophomore, Fromm continued to develop with 2,761 yards, 30 touchdowns and six picks. His junior season wasn’t quite as fruitful however, with 2,860 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. Among his college accolades, Fromm earned the SEC Freshman of the Year and SEC championship in 2017, and won the Rose Bowl in 2018.
Strengths: Fromm has displayed some good leadership qualities over the last few years, and he’s got a solid football IQ for rapidly breaking down defenses and assessing his moves. He’s careful with the football while still reading the entire field, and makes it through his progressions quickly and smoothly.
Fromm’s feet aren’t overly busy, and he’s got a pretty fast delivery when he gets rid of the football. He’s smart enough to know where the throwing windows will be before he lets go of a pass, and can stare down a rush while he waits for his receivers to get open on routes.
Fromm’s accuracy is usually pretty solid, and when he has to scramble he’s relatively slow but effective. He doesn’t take sacks or unnecessary chances too often.
Weaknesses: Fromm isn’t the most ideal physical specimen for a quarterback, and he’s not quite up to par when it comes to velocity and finesse passing. He can get into trouble when his timing is off or when he misplaces a throw, and in those tight NFL windows he’s not going to have a whole lot of room for error.
If a sideline pass gets away from him, Fromm sometimes leaves his receivers hanging out to dry, and his accuracy on deep throws isn’t consistent. He’s going to need some talent at the skill positions in order to flourish, so any NFL team that wishes to start Fromm is going to have to build around him.
Possible Fits: Fromm’s name will probably start appearing in conversations during the second round, but if most mocks are correct he’s going to be selected in the third round or so. The obvious and most common thinking here is that Fromm will go to the Patriots as a potential future replacement for Tom Brady. New England could take him with either the No. 87 or No. 98 overall selection, and realistically that’s one of the better places in the league for him to go. Fromm’s football smarts and decision-making capabilities would be maximized with New England’s experienced coaching staff and proven scheme.
That said, another interesting scenario has Fromm not even making it down anywhere near that far. Some outlets are predicting the Falcons will pick him up with the No. 47 selection overall, and keeping him in the state could make sense. Both Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub are league veterans who are still effective but older. Grabbing Fromm here and sticking a clipboard in his hands for a couple of seasons could be a great decision for Atlanta in the long run.