Blackledge: Fromm an NFL quarterback for sure

Dukes & Bell
September 10, 2019 - 3:45 pm

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ESPN CFB Analyst Todd Blackledge joined Dukes & Bell to talk some college football with the guys.

Blackledge talked about how impressed he is with LSU’s win over Texas Saturday night in Austin and is he buying LSU.

 “I think I am.” Blackledge said “It was impressive to watch, that was a hostile environment against a quality opponent. Texas has athletes, they have pressure packages and I was impressed, because LSU has always been run first and Joe Brady’s influence is being seen with their passing game, and Joe Burrow is running it to perfection.”

 When asked about being surprised at the lack of urgency by Texas A&M late against Clemson Saturday.

“I was a little surprised that they didn’t pick up the pace in the fourth quarter.” Blackledge said “He had a freshman running back with injuries to their starter, maybe he didn’t want to overload him. As far as Clemson, I thought Trevor Lawrence played a great football, he used his legs to extend plays, kept his eyes downfield, I think the way he played the last two games against Notre Dame and Alabama people thought he was going to take it to another level and that’s pretty hard to do.”

Blackledge told the guys he thinks Jake Fromm is an NFL quarterback and the right guy for the Dawgs.

 “I think he’s an NFL quarterback for sure, I think he will be drafted higher than people think he will.” Blackledge said “The only question throwing wise that anybody has ever had with Jake Fromm is just his ability to throw the deep ball with consistency, I think it’s something he’s worked on, it’s something he’s really addressed. He is smart, he sees things, he processes things well, he’s a competitor, he’s a leader, he’s everything you want in a quarterback and now this is his third year of being the guy. I can’t imagine of Kirby Smart or the Georgia Bulldogs having anybody better suited to lead him than Jake Fromm and certainly this is the year they want to try and get over the hump and that hump has been finding a way to beat Alabama.”