Georgia didn’t ask much of Jake Fromm during his freshman year. In fact, he attempted 15 or fewer passes in seven of his 15 games. But Fromm consistently stepped up when asked, and it lead to an increased role throughout the season.
Here’s a look back at Fromm’s freshman campaign in the form of his passing chart, followed by some notes on his season (click on the image for a larger view):
- Fromm was much more efficient throwing to the left and middle of the field, which was likely influenced by Javon Wims, who lined up almost exclusively on left side. 41 of Wims’ 45 receptions were on targets to the left or middle of the field.
- The Georgia offensive line definitely played a role in Fromm’s success. He was pressured on just 27.4 percent of his total drop backs, and had a pressure rate under 20 percent in seven different games.
- However, Fromm fared well when forced to throw under pressure, completing 53.2 percent of his attempts—and it wasn’t all due to easy check downs. When facing pressure, Fromm was 12-26 on throws 10 or more yards downfield with five touchdowns and two interceptions.
- Fromm also benefited from a reliable receiving corps, which had an impressive drop rate of just 6.5 percent. Wims (3) and Mecole Hardman (4) were the only Georgia receivers who dropped more than one pass from Fromm.