New England Patriots NFL Draft Profile: QB Jimmy Garoppolo

New England Patriots NFL Draft Profile: QB Jimmy Garoppolo
April 14, 2014, 10:00 am
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Jimmy Garoppolo (QB), Eastern Illinois

6'2" | 226 lbs.

2013 stats:

66.0 CMP%, 5050 YDS, 53 TD, 9 INT 


2nd Round, 62nd overall (New England Patriots)

What the scouts are saying:

"A decorated FCS passer, Garoppolo could excite quarterback coaches with his quick delivery, mental make-up and work habits, yet he still needs to prove he can fit the ball into tight windows and do more than carve up soft shells the way he regularly did on his way to a record-breaking performance in college." (Nolan Nawrocki,

"Excellent passing vision with quick eyes to scan and a quick, natural delivery. Smart and executes the offense well. Quick intellectual process on the football field. Above average timing with little unnecessary movements and very good pace in his set-up." (Dane Brugler,

"As a passer, Garoppolo has a nice skill set. He has a strong arm with a fantastic delivery. His quick release and field-vision potential illustrates the likelihood for him to be a good pocket passer."(

"Coming from FCS you are typically expecting one or two glaring flaws in a players game, but they just aren't there with this kid. Jimmy Garoppolo is ready for stardom, and I see no reason why he can't be an upper echelon QB in the NFL." (

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