Player Comparison: Trent Edwards
Probably the most surprising pick the Buffalo Bills made during the 2020 NFL Draft was Jake Fromm out of Georgia in the fifth round. Fromm was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs in the SEC, which is not an easy feat, and the fact that he was there at that point in the NFL Draft was just too good in terms of value for Brandon Beane to pass on.
Fromm is very different in terms of quarterback style from the Bills current QB in Josh Allen. He is more of a pocket passer, a rhythm thrower and has incredible football IQ.
One player that jumps out as a comparison is Trent Edwards, who the Bills drafted in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. The two quarterbacks didn’t have similar college careers, mainly due to Edwards struggling with injuries at Stanford, but play a very similar style.
In terms of measureables, Edwards is slightly larger at 6’4″ and 231 pounds while Fromm is 6’2″ and 219 pounds coming out of college. However, neither is really a threat to run with Edwards running a 4.46 second 40-yard dash and Fromm at 5.01 seconds.
Neither player is going to wow anyone with their arm strength but both can make pretty much every throw that would be necessary. Similar to Edwards, if Jake Fromm is under center the Bills would need to have an excellent supporting cast that he needs to get the ball quickly to and let them make plays.