Compared to many of his peers in the 2020 NFL Draft class, Jake Fromm is somewhat of a throwback at the quarterback position. The Georgia signal-caller is more known for being a pocket passer rather than a dynamic athlete and there are questions about his physical skills in general. However, all he did in three years as the Bulldogs' starter is win and show that he deserves a chance at the next level.
Jake Fromm Draft Profile
Fromm has the kind of mastery of the pocket that never goes out of style in the NFL. He had a good amount of pre-snap responsibility at Georgia and should be able to “read the mail” at the next level. He also shows the kind of nuanced movement within the pocket that maintains the integrity of play designs. He’s quick to move through progressions, consistently throws receivers open and does a nice job manipulating safeties with his eyes and shoulders. His ball placement is excellent at the short and intermediate levels, and he shows excellent touch finding targets over the linebacker level.
He doesn’t have the measurables you expect from star QBs. Middling arm talent is the biggest concern. Movement is not a strong point; he’s a non-factor with his legs.
It’s fair to wonder just how expansive an offense can be considering Fromm’s lack of arm talent. The question is whether he can add a little arm strength and become a star, or whether he’ll settle in as a low-ceiling game manager.
Final Grade: 1st/2nd round