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SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Isaiah Simmons #18 of the Clemson Tigers at the Carrier Dome on September 14, 2019 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Isaiah Simmons #18 of the Clemson Tigers at the Carrier Dome on September 14, 2019 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs throws the ball during the first half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Texas Longhorns at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs throws the ball during the first half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Texas Longhorns at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Chargers second-round selection: Jake Fromm, quarterback, Georgia

I don’t care how you do it. If you trade back up into the first, great. If you stay put and take Fromm, great. Fromm is up near the top on my gradings scale, and the fact that he could be a late first or early second-round selection is perfect for the Chargers should they want that best player available in the first round.

Now, the immediate backlash to taking Fromm would be, “He doesn’t have an arm!”. Trust me, it simply isn’t true. Fromm has more of an arm than most scouts give him credit for, and this play below is proof of such. Opposite hash, retreating from pressure, off-balance, delivers it perfectly. If it reminds you of Rivers to Antonio Gates, it reminds me of it too.

This throw by Jake Fromm is art. pic.twitter.com/r1UzzHwN9i

— Jason Balliet II (@Syntari13) December 29, 2019

Fromm showcases some great poise as a passer, and if the Chargers elect to take him they’ll be getting one of the smarter quarterbacks in this draft.

Georgia’s scheme held Fromm back a lot, and he didn’t have the best weapons out wide, but the Chargers, fortunately, have a much better wide receiver corps than Georgia to help Fromm’s transition to the NFL.

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