ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay strongly defended UGA quarterback Jake Fromm earlier this week.
McShay was a guest on The Ryen Russillo Podcast of The Ringer:
“Everyone that I talked to is like, ‘he (Fromm) needs to go back to school. You know, he really regressed this year,’
“Like, you know what? Do me a favor and study it before you bother me with your opinion. Honestly like, I know I sound like a jerk and I really don’t mean to, but there are certain players – I get it if you don’t like his arm strength. I totally agree. He has average arm strength. He’s never going to be great in that regard. He’s never going to be a great athlete.
“But I would argue he’s played just as well this year as the past couple of years. It’s just that when you don’t have anything around you, and you’re going to defenses playing lights out, you know, the whole equation changes.”
Fromm, for whatever reason, struggled this season, particularly down the stretch. He completed less than 50 percent of his passes each of the team’s last five games. This season, Fromm played under a first-year offensive coordinator and had to break in an inexperienced group of receivers.
Flash forward to today: Perhaps the biggest topic surrounding UGA right now is whether or not Fromm will return for his senior season for the Bulldogs or opt for early entry in the NFL Draft. Fromm and other undecided UGA players have until Jan. 20.
Thoughts? Please post below.
Note: McShay’s latest mock draft for 2020 was released earlier this month, and two UGA players were projected in the first round, per DawgNation’s Connor Riley.