Bills add value in round 5, draft QB Jake Fromm 167th overall


With the 167th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills selected Jake Fromm, quarterback from Georgia.

The former Bulldog was very productive a three-year starter, throwing for more than 2500 yards and 24 touchdowns in each of his seasons at Georgia. He finished 2019 completing 234 of 386 passes (60.6%) for 2855 yards (7.4 yards per attempt), 24 TDs and 5 INTs, with a 98.7 passer rating.

He did it taking care of the football, the primary strength in his game. Fromm threw just 20 INTs in his entire college career and finished 2019 recording just seven turnover-worthy plays in 445 dropbacks, one of the best rates in college football, according to Pro Football Focus.

Fromm isn’t the most athletically gifted QB, as we can see in his NFL Combine numbers. He ran a 5.01-second 40-yard dash, a 4.51-second 20-yard shuttle, and a 7.27-second 3-cone drill, all poor numbers. His 30″ vertical was average at best, and he has small hands (8 7/8″). He possesses a solid size for the position, though, measuring at 6’2″ and 219 pounds.

Overall, Fromm is a solid prospect who can become a good NFL game manager in time. He can be pretty accurate in the short and intermediate areas and possesses a good enough arm. He should become, at the very least, a nice backup option in the same mold as current Bills backup Matt Barkley.