Why Jake Fromm could be Steelers replacement for Ben Roethlisberger

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With no first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Steelers may find Ben Roethlisberger’s future preplacement in round two this April.

His arm strength isn’t good enough. That’s the word on the street concerning the University of Georgia quarterback, Jake Fromm. Every draft profile I’ve looked at reads like a broken record. Is that a badly mixed metaphor? Could he still be a prospect for the Steelers?

Yes. Without question. Vinyl records don’t “read” like anything. My poor use of a metaphor is nothing compared to scouts’ takes on the kid who wore number 11 at UGA. After spending the 45 seconds needed to search and read a handful of the lead draft gurus’ overviews concerning Fromm, I’ve been able to compile their take in a couple of sentences.

Here it is: Jake Fromm is a highly intelligent quarterback with a quick release and deadly accuracy. However, his arm strength is a concern as he’s unable to drive the ball down the field. Building on this would be the outcome of his combine performance.

He’s slow, like Tom Brady. He didn’t look great, like Drew Brees who turned in a legendary combine workout, if you can apply the word “legendary” to bad throwing and exercising in shorts and t-shirts. Oh, and wait for it… this is disastrous… Oh my. His hands are small.

That’s pretty much it. I’ve seen it enough that I had to conduct my own film study and in doing so was both surprised and excited that No. 11 might actually be available when the Steelers pick on day 3 of the 2020 NFL draft.

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