Kirk Herbstreit defends Jake Fromm's 2019 season ahead of 2020 NFL Draft
Ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, Georgia QB Jake Fromm has seen his stock drop. Now, he’s being viewed as a late-Day 2 or early Day 3 prospect by many analysts.
However, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit still believes in Fromm, saying the Bulldogs’ offensive struggles last season weren’t all Fromm’s fault.
During a conference call on Monday, Herbstreit said the drop in play at receiver and other play-calling misadventures contributed to the Georgia struggles (via DawgNation):
“Whoever gets him is going to get a gym rat type of guy, and a guy that can do some exciting things,” Herbstreit said on ESPN’s NFL draft conference call on Monday. “I’m a huge fan of his. I know that last year didn’t go the way fans wanted, and I know that the quarterback gets too much credit, and a lot of times gets too much blame.
“They didn’t necessarily have the receiver play they had the past two years when he was a freshman and sophomore, they weren’t able to get the ball downfield in this offense, and I think eventually it caught up with them.”
Where will Fromm end up? We might have to wait until Friday or Saturday to find out, but whoever takes him will be getting a guy who can play at the next level, according to Herbstreit.