Why I’m Low On Jake Fromm For Dynasty Rookie Drafts


Chris Graythen/Getty Images. Pictured: Jake Fromm

Jake Fromm Dynasty Rookie Analysis

  • Position: QB | School: Georgia
  • Height: 6’2” | Weight: 219 pounds
  • 40-yard dash: 5.01 seconds
  • 2020 Age: 22 | Class: Junior
  • Recruitment Stars: 4
  • Projected Draft Rounds: 2-3

I expect Fromm to have a nice, long Chase Daniel-esque career as a heady backup. But he’s not an NFL starter.

He has a weak arm. He is un-athletic. He is on the smaller side. With third-percentile hands that measure under nine inches, he has the gripping capacity of a child (per Mockdraftable).

If he wants to throw deep, he has to wind up like an eighth-grade pitcher and put his whole body into it.

He is a classic game manager.

But he’s likely to stick around in the NFL for a long time because he’s a coach’s dream. A three-year SEC starter, Fromm is smart, accurate in the short and intermediate areas of the field and careful with the ball. He has played in a lot of big games for a pro-style team that went 36-7 with him at quarterback.

It’s hard to throw too much shade at a guy with a 63.3% completion rate, 9.1 adjusted yards per attempt (AY/A) and 78-18 TD:INT ratio for his college career — especially when he played in the SEC.

On a yearly basis, Fromm was an above-average producer.

  • 2017 (15 games): 62.2% completion rate, 9.6 AY/A, 24-7 TD:INT
  • 2018 (14 games): 67.4% completion rate, 10.1 AY/A, 30-6 TD:INT
  • 2019 (14 games): 60.8% completion rate, 8.1 AY/A, 24-5 TD:INT

But for his career, he’s averaged just 0.3 yards per carry (including sacks), and his total rushing output has amounted to -7.5 expected points added (per the 2020 Sports Info Solutions Football Rookie Handbook).

At best, Fromm is Andy Dalton — but he’s probably closer to Colt McCoy.

NFL Prospect Comp: Cody Kessler with SEC pedigree

More Dynasty Analysis For Freedman’s Top Rookies

  1. RB D’Andre Swift
  2. RB Jonathan Taylor
  3. WR Jerry Jeudy
  4. WR CeeDee Lamb
  5. WR Justin Jefferson

Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs, part of The Action Network.

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