WT: 220 lbs
High School: Houston County (Warner Robins, GA)
Accolades: 2019 Team Captain. 2017 Freshman All-American. 2017 SEC Freshman of the Year, 2017 SEC 1st Team All-Freshmen.
Scouting Report: QB Jake Fromm, Georgia
Arm Talent: The pure arm talent will always be a limitation to Jake Fromm’s game, but it’s nothing that will keep him from playing on Sundays. He oftentimes lacks the adequate arm strength to get the ball deep down the field, but Fromm has a special place in the game for his touch and ability to throw to any spot within twenty yards of the line of scrimmage.
Accuracy/Placement: Accuracy and placement is overall a tool for Jake Fromm’s game. He shows an excellent ability to throw with anticipation and place the ball well, although he is more of a box accuracy quarterback than he is a pinpoint. Fromm can throw people open, as he has flashed that ability at times, but his strength is found in timing concepts. Suffered horribly his junior season from poor receiver play.
Pocket Presence/Footwork: Fromm’s pocket presence is extraordinary. Has the presence to stand in the pocket and deliver throws even while facing incredible pressure, including an impending devastating hit. He moves very well within the pocket and has a very natural feel for the space around him. His footwork leaves a good bit to be desired, as he will often stop moving in the pocket and almost stand idle. However, this is something I want to see reinforced at the Combine and his Pro Day, as he has been in Mobile for almost a month training.
Mobility/Play Creation: Jake Fromm has underrated mobility. He moves very well outside of the pocket and is a formidable threat as a runner once he gets out of the pocket. No one really talks about his ability to extend plays outside of the pocket and his play creation skills. He’s very good at it. While his accuracy takes a little dip while he’s on the move, he’s very good at keeping the play alive and creating opportunities down the field for his receivers.
Football IQ/Field Vision: His football IQ is through the roof. Opposing coaches have ranted and raved about Fromm’s ability to keep his offense in the right play from the line of scrimmage, and his mental game being so hard to prepare for. When you see the videos of him working with kids and talking with coaches, he is a student of the game and his mind absorbs information like a sponge. Fromm can still see the field a little bit better than he does. The game doesn’t seem to have completely slowed down for him yet, and he’s about to be taking a step up in that department. One has to wonder how well he will be able to see things in the future.
Leadership/Personality: Fromm’s personality and leadership are unquestioned. From an intangible standpoint, Fromm is almost the top of this class. He’s an infectious leader, a free spirit, and someone that teammates gravitate toward. Coaches and media alike have ranted and raved about his personality, and this is something that the NFL will undoubtedly be drawn to.
Overall: Jake Fromm is a phenomenal project prospect, even though I think he could work into action in his rookie season. Ideally, his best situation would be to sit behind a veteran quarterback for a season or two before taking over the reins and becoming the starting quarterback. His arm strength will always limit him to some extent, but his intangibles, his intelligence and ability to create plays will make him a valuable starter in this league for years to come. Fromm to me is a mid-to-late first-round prospect. I think he will probably more likely see his name called on day two, but the talent is undoubtedly there.