Bills draft Georgia QB Jake Fromm 167th overall

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Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (11) passes in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Baylor in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – With the 167th overall pick in the fifth-round, the Bills add to their quarterback room drafting Georgia’s Jake Fromm.

Fromm left Georgia after his junior year to enter the draft and over his three-year career with the Bulldogs, he threw for 8,224 yards, 78 touchdowns and just 18 interceptions. Fromm also ran for 40 yards on 134 carries and 3 touchdowns.

It was a surprise even to GM Brandon Beane when the Bills drafted him. Beane said it simply came down to how the board fell and they felt Fromm was too good of a pick to pass over.

Last season, Fromm threw for 2,860 yards, 24 touchdowns and 5 interceptions during his junior year. He now joins Josh Allen and Matt Barkley in the Bills’ quarterback room.

Obviously, it’s so early to tell what these rookies will turn out to be, but Bills head coach Sean McDermott likes what he’s seen so far from Fromm.

“It’s well documented the type of person he is, the type of player that he’s been. The competition to the point earlier that he’s faced and what he’s done at Georgia. He’s played at a high level. He’s won a lot of games and I know that he’s committed to coming in and really being the best teammate that he can be. Earning every last inch of what he gets here and I think that’s a that’s a great way to start,” McDermott said.

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