Tua Tagovailoa announced today that he would forgo his senior season to enter the NFL Draft. Now, with Tua out of the way, all eyes are on Jake Fromm while he mulls his future.
Before the season, Tua Tagovailoa was thought to be the consensus top pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. After an injury-plagued season and the emergence of Joe Burrow, Tua’s draft stock fell slightly. There were even rumbles about whether Tua would return for his senior season. Instead, Tua announced his intentions to skip his senior season to join the NFL. With Tua out of the way, the focus will fall on Jake Fromm and his decision.
In the past three seasons, Jake Fromm has been one of the most successful quarterbacks in the history of the University of Georgia. After leading the Bulldogs to an SEC title and the National Championship game as a freshman, Fromm continued to thrive in Athens. Over the next two seasons, Fromm failed to reach the heights of his freshman season but still distinguished himself as one of the best quarterbacks to ever come through Athens.
Now, Fromm has a decision to make regarding his future. After his worst season, Fromm’s draft stock has taken a big hit. Fromm was being projected as a first-round pick, possibly a top ten pick, after his second season. Fromm would still be a high draft pick, more likely a second-round pick depending on what teams are looking for a quarterback, but his draft stock took a big hit this season.
What’s the most likely scenario is for Jake Fromm to return to Georgia for his senior season. Fromm has a chance to win an SEC Championship with Alabama and LSU losing their star quarterbacks, which would go along way in boosting his draft stock back up. If Fromm was to leave Georgia after his last season, he wouldn’t be entering the draft at his lowest point. Fromm should come back to Georgia to show that last season was the outlier instead of the reality.