Jake Fromm is one of the smarter football minds at quarterback in this draft, but didn’t have the stats in his junior year that were expected. His sophomore year was his strongest year, which never looks good when evaluating quarterbacks. But, there is plenty to like from Fromm, and he may actually be undervalued in the draft.
The biggest negative about Fromm is his arm strength, but he understands his weaknesses and doesn’t let them hurt his team by forcing passes his arm can’t make. That’s where his intelligence comes in, as he is a student of the game and knows where to go with the ball.
Fromm still needs to build strength and work on his throwing mechanics, which he apparently is. If he can be successful, the concern over his arm strength could diminish. In the NFL, he’ll need good offensive talent around him. He has the ability to go through his progressions and get the ball to playmakers, but he’ll need those playmakers to do some of the heavy lifting, much like he did in college.
The most notable strength of Fromm’s game is his football intelligence and command of the offense. He illustrates an obvious feel for working his progressions, hitting throws with anticipation, processing coverage and understanding where space/leverage will be. Playing against elite competition in the SEC, he’s been tested against the best defensive talent and coaching in college football. He knows where his matchups are most favorable and is confident. — Joe Marino, The Draft Network
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Fantasy impact: Rookie year
There’s a very good chance Fromm is a backup his rookie season. Right now, it looks like he’ll go in the second or third round and end up on a team looking for some competition at quarterback but not someone to come in and start from Day 1.
Fantasy impact: Career
Fromm would likely be served best landing somewhere he can learn and develop without a bunch of pressure to win early in his career as a starter. He has good enough ability to be a more than capable backup, but if he develops a bit more, he has upside to be a career starter in the right spot.