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2014 NFL Draft: Patriots select QB Jimmy Garoppolo...and it Makes Sense


The New England Patriots don’t care what you think.

With their second-round pick (No. 62)  they decided to take Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo.

It makes sense.

Backup QB Ryan Mallett is a free agent next year and very well could be traded to the Texans tonight. Garoppolo is a smart QB who makes quick decisions and boasts the quickest release of all the QBs in the draft. He see’s the field extremely well, he’s accurate and he excelled in an up-tempo offense.

Garoppolo had a lot of success at Eastern Illinois as a senior, throwing for 5,050 yards, 53 Tds and just nine interceptions–good for a 66 percent completion percentage.

While Patriots fans may be upset with taking a QB this high, I urge you all to take a second and remember this moment. The Patriots may have just drafted Tom Brady’s replacement.


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