2. Jacob Eason, Washington
This second option was between two quarterbacks — Jacob Eason from Washington or Jake Fromm from Georgia. We have a specific name for the third option and deciding between the two, I would like Eason more than I would Fromm.
Fromm is a more than capable quarterback that, at the very least, will carve out a career as a backup in the NFL. He showed all of the poise and positive traits of a young quarterback and being able to lead a team.
The problem with Fromm is that he does not have anything tremendous to offer athletically. He could be a great quarterback in the system with great coaching (making him a great fit for New England) but I don’t think he would ever be more than just average on the Chargers.
Instead, it could be Jacob Eason, who would warrant a third-round selection and would give the Chargers a different young quarterback with a rocket arm to get excited about.
Eason’s biggest weakness in college was his ability to read defenses and get through progressions quickly and he is not a mobile quarterback, which could shy some people away from Eason. Mobile quarterbacks are a hugely successful part of the NFL, but you don’t have to have a mobile quarterback to win games.
Eason would get a season under Taylor to work on things such as pocket presence and progressions in practice and is someone with so much physical upside from a size and arm-strength perspective that he might be tantalizing for the Chargers.