Obsessive QB Watch: Jake Fromm Confirms Meeting With Bears, Jacob Eason Declines Comment

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Obsessive QB Watch: Jake Fromm Confirms Meeting With Bears, Jacob Eason Declines Comment

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The quarterback prospects are talking shop at the NFL Scouting Combine today, but some are saying more than others.

For example, Georgia’s Jake Fromm said he’s already met with the Chicago Bears:

The University of Georgia product declared for the NFL Draft in January, a week after he and his Bulldogs teammates picked up a Sugar Bowl win to wrap up his collegiate career. And because of his steady hand, starting experience at a big-time SEC football powerhouse, and prospect pedigree as a top tier quarterback prospect coming out of high school, Fromm has gotten a fair amount of love during the pre-draft process.

And, hey, this is encouraging:

Plenty of mocks have him as a second-round prospect, with some having him as a possible Bears target. In a recent release of Daniel Jeremiah’s list of top-50 prospects, Fromm checks in at No. 50 (though his hand size might ding him in the eyes of some talent evaluators). Should the Bears opt to use the draft to find a developmental quarterback on a rookie scale contract, Fromm appears to be someone they’re at least willing to kick the tires on at the moment.

But then there’s Jacob Eason, who, when asked if he’s met with the Bears, declined to comment:

So … is that a yes? Blink twice if you’ve met with the Bears, Mr. Eason.

Eason is in a similar boat as Fromm. Like Fromm, Eason earned a unique prospect pedigree (High School All-American and Gatorade Football Player of the Year in 2015, five-star recruit, No. 1 QB of his class, etc.) even before emerging as Georgia’s starting quarterback as a true freshman until an injury sidelined him.

Coincidentally, that injury opened up the door for Fromm to take over as the starter — a position he didn’t relinquish during his time at UGA. Eason went on to transfer to Washington, where he racked up 3,132 passing yards, threw 23 touchdowns, and just eight interceptions.

Since declaring for the NFL Draft in December, Eason’s draft stock has been all over the place. On the high end, he has been a projected first-round pick who could be one of five signal callers selected in the first 20 picks. But on the low end, Eason is a fringe top-50 prospect whose issues processing the game are limiting his ceiling.

In any case, both quarterbacks are going to be worth watching during the build up toward draft weekend. And so long as the Bears could go in the direction of drafting a quarterback, both will be on our radar.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.