Raiders: 3 quarterbacks the team could take in the 2020 NFL Draft

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3. Jake Fromm, Georgia

With two first-round picks in the upcoming draft, the Raiders could look to use one of them — likely the second of the two — to select their hopeful quarterback of the future.

Unfortunately, the top three options will likely be off the board with Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, and Justin Herbert all expected to be top-10 selections. That means that the team will have to pivot to other options if they want to select one early.

One fallback option would be Georgia’s Jake Fromm.

Fromm is a safe, competent prospect who isn’t going to light up scoreboards, but he comes with a pro-ready skill set that should translate to the NFL quickly. If the Raiders are intent on competing next year, transitioning from Carr to Fromm likely wouldn’t require too much development.

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That said, his low ceiling is what holds him back.

Fromm has below-average arm strength and subpar physical tools giving him a lower upside than most quarterbacks in this class. He’s an intelligent, consistently smart decision-maker, but he likely will never be an elite player at the next level.

The 21-year-old has reportedly met with the Raiders during Combine week making clear the raiders’ interest in him.

That said, if the Raiders are looking for an exciting,  dynamic upgrade over Carr, Fromm likely shouldn’t be their top target.