Why the Patriots might draft: QB Jake Fromm

Andy Hart
March 31, 2020 - 10:21 am
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(The sports world has turned its attention to the NFL Draft. That means we have to figure out which players the Patriots might be taking in what promises to be one of the most important drafts in the Pats’ recent history. Each day until the Draft kicks off on April 23 we will give you some names that the Patriots might be calling.)

Name: Jake Fromm

School: Georgia

Position: Quarterback

Why the Patriots might draft him: Tom Brady’s departure from New England has left a hole and plenty of questions on the quarterback depth chart. Fromm isn’t a truly elite prospect, but he’s got plenty to like as a possible second-tier draft QB option.

What is he good at: Fromm is a polished, heady, controlled prospect with plenty of experience under his belt leading an SEC squad to championship contention. A three-year starter, Fromm threw for 78 touchdowns compared to just 18 interceptions in his career for the Bulldogs. He may not make a lot of eye-popping plays or throws, but he also won’t make many head-scratching mistakes. Fromm would seem to be a high-floor, low-ceiling prospect who might endear himself to a team looking for more of a game manager than a true playmaker.

Read: Which quarterbacks stand out from the Patriots perspective in the 2020 Draft.

And then there is this: Fromm drew national attention long before his career at Georgia – where he unseated fellow 2020 NFL Draft prospect Jacob Eason. An elite two-sport athlete, he was one of the stars of the 2011 Little League World Series, leading his Warner Robbins (Ga.) squad to within a couple games of the title. Fromm was also one of the high school quarterbacks followed for the web and NETFLIX series “QB1: Beyond the Lights.”

Twitter: @FrommJake