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

Minnesota Vikings working out Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo


The Minnesota Vikings were at the LSU Pro Day to get their sneak peek at Zach Mettenberger and now it looks like they are bringing in Jimmy Garoppolo for a workout, per Ben Goessling. The Vikings will be busy evaluating all the quarterback talent that is available in this draft. They may not want to use that top selection for the position and could look to fill that need in another round. Garoppolo would be a solid option fro the team in the second round.

Here is the scouting report on Garoppolo from CBS Sports:

STRENGTHS: Good, not great, height, body type and hand size. Better than adequate arm strength with a snap release that produces some juice. Live arm with his experience coming from a pass-happy offense.
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.

Quick feet to evade pressure with the pocket mobility to move his lower body with his eyes focused downfield. Gets “happy feet” at times, but shows the ability to reset. Very good touch and overall placement with improved accuracy to all levels of the field throughout his career.

Level-headed and always under control with a strong leadership presence. Confident thrower and short memory. Elite career production as a four-year starter at the FCS level.

You can check out his weaknesses on CBS Sports.

He would be a solid option to work with Norv Turner in the Minnesota offense. The Vikings have the weapons to work with on offense. Garoppolo just needs to get the ball out quickly and hit his receivers. They would be able to do the rest.

Here are some highlights on Garoppolo:

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  • Gregg Z

    This guy seems to hit all of his receivers in stride. I wonder if that is the case all the time or just in the highlights. If he does then Garoppolo to Patterson or Jennings would be pretty sweet

  • David Mallow

    he is a legitimate QB.. he has the best all around mechanics in this draft,IMO… I believe getting this guy in the 2nd round could be the steal of the draft.. everyone has their own beliefs in who they should take, and this guy is my pick. I do however like Mettenberger and Fales as well.. But JG would be my top choice