NFL mock drafts are about as predictable as the wind. They are all over the place.
If you remember from this past season, several prominent mock drafts had UGA receiver Riley Ridley sneaking into the first round. Riley ended up getting drafted in the fourth round.
Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm is a polarizing figure in mocks for the 2020 draft. Some love Fromm, others not as much. He’s an easy “hot topic” target for every mock, because he’s the highly-visible quarterback of a national-championship contender.
Disclaimer: It’s definitely not a given that Fromm will go forgo his senior season for an early entry to the NFL. The most likely scenario for it happen to
CBS Sports is “all in” on Fromm, projecting him to go No. 1 overall.
On the other side of the spectrum, NBC Sports’ Rotoworld released a new mock draft this week which had Fromm at No. 31 to New England Patriots. (That would be something, right? Fromm as the heir apparent to Tom Brady?)
Back to the topic: In the breakdown of Fromm, Rotoworld’s Thor Nystrom admitted that he “struggled” with Fromm with his draft ranking: “Fromm is short, and slight, and he’s neither a good athlete nor in possession of a big arm.”
Fromm also got praise, especially for running off two 5-star quarterbacks from UGA, Justin Fields and Jacob Eason: “You love the accuracy, you love the composure … he’s a smooth operator who oozes confidence.”
The bottom line? “Without the ideal NFL frame or athleticism, and without the high-octane arm, (Fromm) has got to be dang near perfect (this season). He’s got the stage. Now let’s see him make a run to the Heisman ceremony.”