ATLANTA — Jake Fromm has been a highly productive quarterback over his first two seasons at UGA, averaging 2,688 yards passing, 28 total touchdowns and leading the Bulldogs to one SEC championship and back-to-back SEC East titles.
Will this collegiate success translate well to the pro level?
Apparently, the answer's a resounding yes.
Earlier in the week, CBS Sports had the junior-to-be Fromm pegged as a top-15 pick in next year's NFL draft ... eventually taking over for – wait for it – Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.
Hmm, perhaps the author isn't aware that Rodgers, at age 35, might still be the league's best pocket passer.
(Did you know ... Fromm and Rodgers also have near-identical measurables, at 6-foot-2 and somewhere in the vicinity of 222 pounds?)
Fromm as the Packers' 2020 or 2021 starter might be surreal to ponder, but it doesn't even match the uber-hype of the Westgate Las Vegas sportsbook:
JAKE FROMM/2020 MOCK DRAFTS
SI.com: #3 to the Bengals
WalterFootball.com: #6 to the Buccaneers
Bleacher Report: #4 to the Bengals (first QB taken)
NBCSports.com: #11 to the Bengals
Sporting News: #8 to the Lions
NFL Draft Blitz: #1 to the Redskins (apparently forgetting Washington just snagged a first-round QB last week)
On Wednesday, Westgate unveiled its early favorites for the No. 1 overall pick in next year's draft.
From Westgate's perspective, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa sits as the commanding choice for the top spot – a 1-3 favorite.
After that, though, it's a two-way tie (7-1 favorites) between Fromm and Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, who might have been the highest-drafted QB last week, if he had opted to leave the Ducks after his junior season.
Here are the other betting candidates for the No. 1 pick, according to Westgate.
Conspicuously absent from this listing ... former UGA stud Jacob Eason (now the purported starting quarterback at the University of Washington):
OTHER #1 PICK CANDIDATES IN 2020
DE Chase Young, Ohio State – 16/1
WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama – 30/1
DT Derrick Brown, Auburn – 30/1
DT Raekwon Davis, Alabama – 40/1
OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia – 40/1
OT Walker Little, Stanford – 40/1
S Grant Delpit, LSU – 100/1
DE A.J. Epenesa, Iowa – 100/1
LB Dylan Moses, Alabama – 100/1
WR Tee Higgins, Clemson – 100/1
CB C.J. Henderson, Florida – 200/1
RB Travis Etienne, Clemson – 200/1
WR Laviska Shenault, Colorado – 200/1
WR Ceedee Lamb, Oklahoma – 300/1
DE Nick Coe, Auburn – 300/1
RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin – 300/1
RB J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State – 300/1