At one point in time, Jake Fromm was viewed as one of the best quarterbacks in college football and a sure fire first round pick, if not a top-10 pick.
Then reality set in during the 2020 NFL Draft and the former Georgia superstar found himself waiting until the fifth round to be selected. Fromm was taken No. 167 overall by the Buffalo Bills.
He was the eighth quarterback off the board, falling behind the likes of Jacob Eason and even James Morgan.
In an interview with FOX5 after being taken by the Bills — Fromm admitted it was tough for his family, but he was excited to finally get the phone call.
“I hate it a little bit more for my family than for me, the way it’s been tough,” Fromm said. “It was a little longer than expected, but for me, I’m so excited and so blessed. There’s only so many people who get this opportunity to get that phone call. Beyond thankful to be here in this position. I couldn’t be any more grateful and super excited.”
“For me, my entire career, I’ve always kind of been the guy left out,” Fromm said. “The guy overseen. The guy who’s not tall enough, not strong enough. Can’t do this, can’t do that. For me, it’s just showing up to work and competing and doing whatever I can to help the team win. I’m super excited to get with my new teammates, build relationship and ultimately play NFL football, because that’s what the dream is about and I’m happy to be here.”
2019 stats (Junior; Georgia): 2,860 pass yards, 24 TD, 5 INT (14 games)
2018 stats (Sophomore; Georgia): 2,761 pass yards, 30 TD, 6 INT (14 games)
2017 stats (Freshman; Georgia): 2,615 pass yards, 24 TD, 7 INT (15 games)