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Former NFL Super Bowl scout: Jake Fromm ‘more than ready’ for NFL

Former NFL Super Bowl scout: Jake Fromm ‘more than ready’ for NFL

Former NFL Super Bowl scout: Jake Fromm ‘more than ready’ for NFL

Former NFL Super Bowl scout: Jake Fromm ‘more than ready’ for NFL

Senior Bowl executive director and former NFL scout Jim Nagy was at first like most everyone when it came to Jake Fromm's decision to leave Georgia and turn pro after his junior season.

But the film doesn't lie, and Nagy a scout with six Super Bowl teams during his 18 years in the NFL is among the best at breaking down talent.

"The more Jake Fromm tape we watch the more we like him," Nagy said on his Twitter account. "He's got more arm talent than we've given him credit for in the past.

"Thought he was making a mistake leaving early but he's not. After 42 SEC starts he's more than ready."

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Fromm has said since slipping quietly out of Athens on Jan. 8 that it was an "excruciating" decision to leave Georgia after his junior season.

Fromm will be among 10 Bulldogs headed to the NFL combine in Indianapolis later this month. He has been projected as the No. 4 or No. 5 quarterback in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.

ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. recently compared Fromm to Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton.

"From a competitiveness, leadership, smarts, size (standpoint)," Kiper said during a podcast with fellow ESPN analyst Todd McShay.

Both analysts pointed out as did Kirby Smart during last season that Fromm had limited personnel to work with at receiver.

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Georgia lost its top five pass catchers from the season before, and the Bulldogs had a half dozen receivers miss playing time this season on account of injuries.

"A quarterback like that, kinda like (Tom) Brady at this point in his career, he's got to be able to trust guys and where they are going, rather than just be able to drive the ball down the field that's not Fromm," McShay said.

"I think if he's put in the right situation I think he has the chance to be a solid, to good starter. He was one of if not the most impressive players I met with all season long, in terms of how hard he works and his knowledge of the game. So you are getting that but if you are worried about physical limitations, he's not for you."

Bleacher report draft analyst Matt Miller said Kirk Cousins is who he compares Fromm to.

Nagy, a scout for Super Bowl winning teams in Green Bay, New England and Seattle, said Fromm is "a few grade levels higher" than Cousins.

Nagy also indicated that Fromm grades out much higher than former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, a fifth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2014 NFL Draft.

DawgNation asked former UGA offensive coordinator Jim Chaney two years ago to compare Fromm to New Orleans star quarterback Drew Brees.

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"What are the commonalities, let's just talk about that," Chaney said at an August press conference in 2018. "They both have great, high, FBI Football Intellect they get it, they understand. They both affect other players in a very positive way, that's two commonalities."

Chaney, of course, coached Brees at Purdue.

Nagy said he's surprised there aren't more comparisons being made between Fromm and Brees.

Nagy also said that Fromm's pass protection wasn't as good as most assume: "That OL isn't nearly as good as you might think. I was surprised how many issues they had in pass pro."

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