Fromm's Arm Strength A Question Heading Into NFL Combine

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February 19, 2020 - 9:03 pm
Jake Fromm

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Quarterback Jake Fromm made the decision to forego his senior season with the Georgia Bulldogs and enter the NFL Draft. It was a decision that surprised, I'd say, most people.

Per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr., via a teleconference, discussed what NFL teams will focus on at the NFL scouting combine next week when it comes to Fromm.

“The only thing that is going to be on display there, he’s going to have to show that (he has) the necessary arm strength. Because that’s going to determine if he is Aaron Murray (or) is he Andy Dalton? I think that’s what everybody is trying to figure out. … Maybe he’s more like Aaron Murray? Well, maybe he’s more like Andy Dalton? If he’s Andy Dalton, you’re talking about a second-round or early second-round type quarterback.

“If he’s Aaron Murray you are talking about a later-round quarterback who is now playing in the XFL. So, again, that’s where people will have to make that decision based on arm strength.”

Fromm played three seasons at Georgia, finishing with 8,224 yards and 78 touchdowns. He won an SEC Championship, a Rose Bowl, three SEC East titles and competed for a National Championship.

Kiper went on to say that the combine will determine if Fromm will either be a second round pick or a fourth or fifth-rounder. When all is said and done, Kiper predicts he'll be a third-round pick.