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