Dec 13, 2013; Charleston, IL, USA; Eastern Illinois Panthers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) during the game against the Towson Tigers at O

NFL Draft 2014: Jimmy Garoppolo Highlight Videos


May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) poses for a photo during the NFL Draft red carpet arrivals at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday I posted a few highlight videos of the Patriots first round pick, Dominique Easley. You can see those videos here.

In the second round, New England went with a quarterback, Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo. He is a good player, with a lot of potential. Here are a few highlight videos of Garoppolo:

2013 vs. Towson

2013 vs. Eastern Kentucky

2013 vs. Tennessee State

2013 vs. Jacksonville State

2013 vs. Northern Illinois

The biggest thing that jumps out to me, is his quick release. When he decides where he wants to throw it, that ball is out of his hand incredibly quick. He also flashes some great accuracy in the spread offense that the Panthers ran. A downside of that offense is a lot of his receivers are open because of the scheme, which makes his job easy. He will find out quickly in the NFL that first, they don’t run that type of offense, and second, receivers will not be that wide open all the time.

But overall I like his tape. He is in the best situation possible getting to learn behind Tom Brady.

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