After leading the Georgia Bulldogs to CFP National Championship game as a true freshman, Jake Fromm has been on NFL scouts' radars since 2017 and is considered one of the more highly-touted quarterback prospects heading into the 2020 NFL Draft. Despite a decorated career with the Bulldogs, his NFL Combine measurements certainly didn't do much to help his draft stock.
While he likely won't go as high in the draft as top-tier signal-callers like Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert and Tua Tagovailoa, the Georgia QB could still see his name called on the first day of the draft, as there are several quarterback-needy teams in the bottom half of the first round. With that in mind, here are three NFL teams that could be most likely to target Jake Fromm in the NFL Draft.
Jake Fromm Draft Projection
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 76 Pick or 4th-Round Pick)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be in need of a new quarterback if signal-caller Jameis Winston hits the open market as a free agent — as has been rumored — this offseason. If that ends up being the case, Tampa could look to the draft to find their quarterback of the future. Fromm has a limited arm and struggles to push the ball deep downfield, however, he's a good decision-maker, a proven winner and shows great anticipation. He has also been solid with consistently throwing his receivers open — a skill set that should translate well to Bruce Arians' particular offensive scheme.
2. Las Vegas Raiders (No. 80, 81 or 91 Pick)
Jon Gruden has thrown his support behind current signal-caller Derek Carr this offseason, but if the Raiders' interest in Tom Brady is any indication, the organization may be more willing to move on from Carr than previously thought. If Vegas strikes out on Brady in free agency and are still uncertain about Carr's future with the team, they could look for another quarterback in the draft. With arguably the best short-to-mid range accuracy of any quarterback in the 2020 draft class, Fromm could be a solid fit in Gruden's West Coast system, and with a little development, he could even be starting sooner rather than later.
1. New England Patriots (No. 87 Pick or 4th-Round Pick)
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the New England Patriots may have to look to the draft for a new franchise quarterback if Tom Brady elects to leave in free agency. However, even if he does decide to stay, the Pats would be well served in drafting a quarterback to develop until Brady decides to calls it quits. A great game-managing quarterback with a track record of limited turnovers through great accuracy, Fromm's skill set could translate for a Patriots' current offensive system that relies on a strong running game complemented by a quick, short-to-intermediate passing game.
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