Jake Fromm – QB (Georgia)
The Vikings could definitely take a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft. The dominoes just have to fall right for it to happen.
As far as needs for Minnesota go, quarterback is down the line a bit. The Vikings are set at the top with Kirk Cousins and Sean Mannion to be the backup. They also have young Jake Browning on the depth chart and he’s on par with many of the passers they could take later in this year’s draft.
However, Cousins is only signed for three seasons and Browning hasn’t shown nearly enough to suggest he can be a potential long term solution. If Minnesota is sitting on the board with their second choice in the third-round and they have already addressed most of their needs, they could pull the trigger on a quarterback.
Fromm isn’t going to physically impress anyone. He doesn’t have the strongest arm and he won’t pick up a lot of yards on the ground, but he is extremely smart.
He understands what a defense is going to do and he hardly puts the ball in bad spots. He has great pocket awareness and he can sense where pressure is coming from. Fromm also does a great job of going through his progressions and he doesn’t lock onto his primary target the way many young quarterbacks do.
His ceiling isn’t very high, but his floor isn’t very low either. He can be a guy who won’t lose games, but he also won’t be the kind of quarterback to put a team on his back and will them to victory. He’s a game manager-type who could win a lot of games with a solid running game and a good defense.
He’d be an ideal replacement for Cousins and he could come in and beat out Mannion as the backup for next season. Fromm could learn from the sidelines for a few seasons and then take over when Cousins’ contract is up.
It’d be a solid situation to be in and the fact that Minnesota recently met with him shows there is interest in this plan potentially taking shape.