By: Steve Johnson
Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
6’1 7/8 219
8 7/8″ hands. 31 1/8″ arms
5.01 40 30″ Vert. 111″ Broad Jump. DNP Bench Reps.
7.27 3 Cone Drill 4.51 20 yard Shuttle
2017: 15 games. 181/291(62.2) for 2,615 yards. 24 TDs, 7 ints.
2018: 14 games. 207/307(67.4) for 2,761 yards. 30 TDs, 6 ints
2019: 14 games. 234/385(60.8) for 2,860 yards. 24 TDs, 5 ints.
Misc. Stats: 134 rush att, 40 yards, 3 TDs
Accolades: 2016 U.S. Army All-America Bowl, 2017 SEC Freshmen of the Year, 2017 SEC Champion, 2018 Rose Bowl Champion
History: Four-star recruit out of Warner Robins, GA. Attended Houston County High School, where he passed for 12,745 yards and 116 TDs in his career. Was featured, along with Tate Martell (Ohio St. committ, now with Miami) and Tayvon Bowers (Wake Forest), on the first season of the Netflix series QB1. Played Little League baseball for Powerhouse Warner Robins, where in 2011 his team came within 2 games of the Little League World Series.
Strengths: Good, not great size, well built. Short and quick release. Pretty accurate passer overall, can drop the ball into some nice holes, when given time. Good decision maker who gets the ball out quickly when he feels pressure. Comfortable in a pro friendly offense that tasked him with making multiple reads. Good feel for timing concepts and delivers the ball accurately in short to intermediate routes. Throws a very catchable ball. Football IQ is very noticeable. The stage is not too big for him, having playing LLWS in front of crowds 30,000+, having a TV crew follow him around his senior year at Houston County, and playing on the big stage in the SEC. Great character.
Weaknesses: Lacks elite arm strength. Isn’t going to make throws that wow you. Can’t fit the ball into every window. Can get himself in trouble, by not putting his whole body into some throws. Was surrounded by a lot of talent, and had one of the better lines in the country, that may not be the case at the next level. Doesn’t offer much with his legs. Crafty and good feet in the pocket, but not a threat to keep it. Small hands.
Overview: Fromm is no blue chip prospect, but he has the potential to be a starter in the league. Calling him a game manager isn’t completely fair, although the lack of top athleticism and arm talent will obviously limit his potential. I think he has low end starter potential, but best fits as a quality backup right now. Coaches will want him in their QB room, as he’s a really smart kid and has great character. Is he the face of the franchise? Maybe not. But some team will take a chance on him as a future starter in the NFL.
Evaluation based on games. Florida ’19, Auburn ’19, LSU 19′
Draft Projection: Mid Day Two Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.72
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