ATHENS — Jake Fromm’s draft stock is back on the rise after his interviews with coaches and teams, per NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
Even Mel Kiper Jr., who had dropped Fromm to a third-day pick, now views the former Georgia quarterback as a potential second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
“Do you excuse some of the things that happened this year, in terms of touchdown numbers coming down, because he lost his top four receivers, his tight end, a 1,000-yard rusher and his center?” Kiper asked rhetorically during his ESPN conference call this week.
“I think those are all reasons to give Jake Fromm the benefit of the doubt and look at him in the second round.”
Former NFL scout and current Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy has been bullish on Fromm throughout the process, comparing him to Drew Brees in interviews with DawgNation.
Brees, it’s worth noting, was a second-round NFL draft pick for many of the same reasons some are skeptical of Fromm.
Nagy said on ESPN’s NFL Live that Fromm would be a good fit for New Orleans or New England, where he was a scout for Bill Belichick.
MassLive.com was listening, leading author Nick O’Malley to pen a story comparing Fromm to Patriots All-Time Great Tom Brady.
The point of the article was that Brady, like Fromm, was not considered an elite prospect coming out of Michigan with some of the same criticisms.
One thing everyone agrees on is Fromm’s football IQ and his ability to process at the line of scrimmage and get through progressions quickly.
“I would argue he’s as smart football intelligence wise as any quarterback in this class,” ESPN analyst Todd McShay said after the NFL combine.
“You talk to anyone at Georgia about his work ethic and the length he goes to have success, and you can see how he was able to overcome the lack of elite physical tools.
The MassLive.com article, interestingly enough, concludes Fromm’s best-case scenario is to be more like Brees than Brady.
The Patriots’ fans and media reached out to DawgNation for more information on Fromm and how he compared to Brady earlier this week.
What makes Georgia QB Jake Fromm a good QB and could he be a fit for the Patriots in the upcoming draft?
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