Jake Fromm Has Troubling Measurements At NFL Combine
Jake Fromm had troubling measurements at the NFL Combine on Monday morning.
The star Georgia quarterback has seen his stock fall for a variety of reasons recently. This latest development will not help.
At one point in time, Fromm was viewed by many as a potential first round selection in the draft. There was LSU’s Joe Burrow and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa – and then there was a pool of quarterbacks like Fromm who had the potential to go anywhere from top-15 to top-25.
Unfortunately, over the past few weeks, Fromm has been eclipsed by the likes of Oregon’s Justin Herbert, Washington’s Jacob Eason and Utah State’s Jordan Love on most draft boards.
At this stage, it is unclear where Fromm will ultimately end up going.
At the NFL Combine, things went from bad to worse for Fromm.
According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, Fromm’s hand size is extremely disappointing. It clocked in at a mere 8-7/8”, which is significantly lower than both Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…
25. #Georgia QB Jake Fromm
Height: 6-1 7/8
Hand: 8 7/8 👀
Arm: 31 1/8
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) February 24, 2020
Both men are shorter than Fromm is, and both had to deal with questions regarding where their 9” hands would be problematic at the next level.
This development will undoubtedly hurt Fromm’s draft stock in some capacity.
While Mayfield and Murray were both able to overcome the hand size issue, they were also far more decorated quarterbacks than Fromm is.
Fromm’s entire case for a high draft pick is that he has the raw talent, physical prowess and intangibles to succeed at the pro level. Once you take away one piece of that puzzle, the case for him suddenly gets a lot worse.
Beyond the NFL Combine measurements, Fromm will also need to figure out a way to explain why his junior year at Georgia was so underwhelming. In 2019, he recorded career low totals in completion percentage, yards per throw and overall passer rating.
Fromm could obviously still get selected, go to a good situation and thrive at the pro level. But at the moment, things are definitely not trending in the right direction for him.