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Film study: Georgia commitment Jake Fromm

DawgPost breaks down the film of new Georgia commitment Jake Fromm, and tells you where Georgia stands regarding other quarterbacks in the 2017 class.

There is alot to like on film about new Georgia Bulldog commit Jake Fromm.  The Houston County (GA) star reminds many of former Georgia quarterback and current Kasas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray.  At 6-foot-2 203-pounds, Fromm is a little bigger than Murray was at this stage, but his arm is very similar.  

What stands out most on film when watching Fromm is his accuracy.  He throws a very good intermediate pass and has the ability to throw the ball deep downfield.  He has good presence in the pocket, and moves his feet very well to buy time, all while continuing to look down field to find a receiver breaking free.  Fromm also does a good job of anticipating his throws and throwing recievers open when they are covered.  Fromm has good arm strength and the ability to throw over the secondary.  What I like most about Fromm is that he throws a very catchable ball.  He puts good touch on passes when he needs too, and does a great job of hitting his recievers in stride.

One concern is his experience under center, which is something many quarterbacks have to adjust to early in their careers.  Fromm spent most of his time in the shotgun with four or five receivers running routes.  Fromm will also need to adjust to the speed of the game, and learn to read through his progressions at a quicker pace to adjust to faster defenses.  

So where do the Bulldogs go from here at the quarterback position?

Even with the addition of the state's top quarterback for 2017, the Bulldogs still need to sign one more signal caller in this class.  Look for Smart and company to sign a dual-threat quarterback in addition to Fromm, who is more of a pro-style quarterback.  For 2018, the big prize is Cartersville (GA) star Trevor Lawrence, one of the top quarterbacks in the county.  Heard County (GA) dual-threat QB Emory Jones is another name to remember for the 2018 class.

As for now, the news of Fromm's commitment to Georgia is a big one.  The Bulldogs are in serious need of quarterbacks in the next couple of classes, and Fromm is one of the best in the country for the 2017 class. 


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