Jake Fromm's Hand Size Could Concern NFL Teams
By Max Staley
A three-year starter for the Georgia Bulldogs, Jake Fromm is widely considered one of the more polished and NFL-ready quarterbacks in the 2020 class. But even if Fromm himself looks like an NFL-ready passer, his hands might not look that way.
Measurements from the 2020 NFL Combine are beginning to trickle in, and Fromm's undersized hands could hurt his draft stock.
Overanalyzing the 1/8th of an inch difference between Fromm and Joe Burrow's hands likely isn't the best use of one's time, but having smaller hands has been thought to potentially lead to fumbling issues.
Just look at Jared Goff, who had 9-inch hands at the 2016 NFL Combine. While Goff has had an up-and-down career, he has struggled with fumbles, fumbling the ball 22 times since over the past two seasons — the second most in the NFL during that span.
Of course, Carson Wentz, who had 10-inch hands at the 2016 NFL Combine, leads the league with 25 fumbles during that same span, so it's fair to wonder whether concerns around hand size are valid or not.
Still, NFL scouts rarely break tradition when it comes to evaluating talent, especially quarterbacks, and Fromm's measurements certainly won't help his draft stock.
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