ATHENS — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm hasn’t thrown the first pass of his junior season, but already, there’s speculation on whether the third-year starter will be back for a senior campaign.
Fromm’s draft stock and the likelihood of several UGA underclass offensive lineman going pro has everything to do with the valid discussion.
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The so-called “Cream of the Crop,” per the article, are quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa from Alabama and Oregon’s Justin Herbert.
Fromm checks in under the category of “Eyeing the first-round conversation” along with Stanford QB K.J. Costello.
“Fromm doesn’t have the athleticism or arm strength of Tagovailoa or Herbert, and he isn’t a threat to run. He’s a three-step-and-out thrower, accurate and timely on short routes, and shows good touch on intermediate routes. But it’s also important to remember that is just 20 years old and entering Year 3 as the Bulldogs’ starter — he’s going to continue to improve.
By how much is the QB calculus that NFL teams will need to do. Fromm improved his completion percentage from 62 to 67 percent and his TD/INT from 24/7 to 30/6. He needs to be better in the face of pressure (of course, this applies to just about every quarterback on the planet) and consistently make better decisions, but Fromm has the tools to be a first-round pick.”
ESPN analyst and former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy recently predicted on SEC Network’s “Thinking Out Loud” program that the Georgia quarterback will return for his senior season and win the 2020 College Football Playoff Championship Game.
“I really like what Georgia brings back this year, (and) I think next year is their year,” McElroy said. “So if I were to tell you the year they were going to win the national championship, I’d say 2020.
“Fromm will be a senior, they will still have one of the best offensive lines in college football and I feel like that defensive playmaker along the front four will maybe have grown into himself at that point.”
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