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Second-best quarterback in Mobile, by far, has been Jimmy Garoppolo. Spinning the ball, quick & compact release. Like him a lot.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 22, 2014
Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has made the most of his chances at the Shrine Game and Senior Bowl, impressing at both events. His quick release helps him get the ball out early, and despite some issues with his accuracy on deep passes, his ball-placement is above average.
While Tom Brady isn't going anywhere, the Patriots could get some calls on backup quarterback Ryan Mallett during the draft. If Mallett is traded, New England will need to draft a backup. Garoppolo might have played himself out of their range, but if he is available on Day 2 of the draft, he could be a steal.