ESPN's Todd McShay: Georgia QB Jake Fromm makes sense for Patriots


After the Patriots released Cody Kessler last week and only two quarterbacks now on the roster, the potential is certainly there for the team to select one in the draft later this month.

Selecting at No. 23 overall, the top tier QBs will be off the board, but there's still the chance to add a potential starter, even if it isn't in Round 1.

Appearing on ESPN's "Get Up!" Monday, Todd McShay believes Georgia's Jake Fromm makes sense.

“I think Jake Fromm makes a lot of sense, but he doesn’t have the physical tools (Bill Belichick) would ideally look for," he said. "But, if you’re going to bring in Andy Dalton, I would rather have Jake Fromm because he is the same guy physically and he’s younger and he understands the game at a high level.

"Of all the quarterbacks I have sat down and talked to in the last two years of college football — and in a meeting room, just getting to know them, watching them, listening to what they are saying in response to one play to the next — Jake Fromm is the smartest, most mature quarterback that I have been around in the last two years.

“Fromm would make a lot of sense even though physically he doesn’t have the tools you’re looking for and he’s struggled in bad weather. And New England, that is obviously an issue.”

Fromm would be a Day 2 selection and is coming off a season where he threw for 2,860 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions where his Bulldogs won the Sugar Bowl.