Draft Rewind 2014: Jimmy Garoppolo, New England Patriots


What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JIMMY GAROPPOLO : Eastern Illinois, 6022 226 4.97. Four-year starter. A student of the game who is intelligent and disciplined with the football. Demonstrated his ability to handle adjustments and new situations by his performances in the all-star games and Combine. Uses good judgment reading pre snap defenses and when the play unfolds. Smart enough to know when he has a play or needs to go down on blown protections. Makes quick decisions. Passed for 5050 yards and 53 touchdowns in 2013. Completed 66% of his passes and only threw 9 interceptions in 568 attempts. Captured the Walter Payton Award and was the consensus FCS All-America quarterback. A drop back passer with a fireball quick release. Plays with a good base and feet in an up-tempo offensive scheme. Accurate enough to hit a streaking receiver in stride. Majors in quick wide receiver screens, slants, hitches, and seam posts. Consistently gets the ball out on time. Solid in the pocket. Can move out of trouble but is not a scrambler. Good vertical arm strength. His arm is as strong as Johnny Manziel’s or Blake Bortles’. Will need to take snaps under center and learn a pro style offense. Footwork in the pocket improved from the East-West Game to the Senior Bowl to the Combine. 2013 stats: 375/568, 5050 passing yds, 66.0%, 53 TD, 9 INT. Ball velocity 56 mph. OSR:10/18. Second/ third round. (A-31, H-9 1/4, SS-4.26, VJ-30.5).

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