3 NFL Quarterback Prospects That Could Return to College for 2020 Season
By Max Staley
This year's crop of potential NFL quarterbacks in the college game looks to be really strong at the top. Headlined by Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, the 2020 NFL Draft could feature quite a few quarterbacks that end up being first-round picks. However, late-round selections also often net NFL jobs, whether that's as a starter or a backup.
With so much talent in this year's class, some collegiate stars could opt to return to school next season in an attempt to boost their draft stock. With that in mind, here are three star quarterbacks that could return to school for the 2020 college season.
1. Jake Fromm, Junior, Georgia
While Jake Fromm has quarterbacked the Georgia Bulldogs to a 7-1 record this season, he hasn't been nearly as productive as he was in the past. Fromm has thrown just 11 touchdowns in eight games thus far, which is a huge drop off from the 30 TDs he tossed in 2018. Another year in college could help Fromm dispel the notion that he's just a game manager, and he'd also likely face less competition in the following year's draft class.
2. Jacob Eason, Junior, Washington
Jacob Eason, who Fromm actually beat out for the starting job at Georgia, is the prototypical NFL QB. He has great size (6' 6") and possesses a rocket arm. While his statistics have been impressive this season, he's struggled with his accuracy at times, completing jut 59.7 percent of his passes against Pac-12 Conference opponents. Another year in school could help Eason become a much more polished pocket passer, something that could shoot his draft stock into a first-round pick.
3. Kellen Mond, Junior, Texas A&M
Kellen Mond generated some Heisman hype at the beginning of the year, but he's struggled a bit since. He threw for more than 300 yards twice over the first four games of the season, but hasn't broken 270 passing yards any of the last five. With Texas A&M sitting at 6-3 on the year, Mond could return to school in hopes of leading the Aggies to a better record to go along with bigger numbers in 2020.
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