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Jimmy Garrapolo

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Picksix, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    What's the story on this kid? Watching the Shrine Game, he definitely looks the part (though maybe a bit short). Comes from Eastern Illinois and has a quick release. I've heard his name tossed around as a guy that a lot of teams are interested in.
  2. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Quick release, above average arm strength, above average mobility, adequate size.

    A lot to like about him. Just a matter how he handles the gigantic leap in competition
  3. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He sounds way too eerily like Romo. I mean, same college even.
  4. CowboysLegend365

    CowboysLegend365 Active Member

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    I wouldn't mind drafting this guy. No earlier than 4th round tho. Cut Orton, save some cash.
  5. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    How weird would that be...having two E Illinois QBs
  6. lwehlers

    lwehlers Well-Known Member

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    first time I saw this kid play. sure was the best qb playing in the shrine game. interested in seeing more of him this week at the senior bowl.the browns, Texans and raiders will probably take him at the start of the second round if he has a great senior bowl week and pro days are really good.
  7. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    I came here to ask about him also.. Glad someone else thought he looked pretty good too.
  8. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Orton contract is guarenteed next year. Also Jimmy G will be drafted 2nd round. This guy is damn good. I wanted him in the 3rd but after today he is 2nd round.
  9. CowboysLegend365

    CowboysLegend365 Active Member

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    I was afraid of that. Agreed though I just saw his Shrine performance and he will only rise from here.
  10. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    This kid is not going round 2 IMO he is a round 4-6 guy.
    He was the best of a bad group of QBs.
    He will get to show more but he's very unlikely to crack the top 5 QBs.
    Just not enough athleticism.

    Would be a good get for us in round 5 or after.
    Tore up Shrine Bowl but that's largely under after FA guys.
  11. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Your so wrong here. I would bet with you if you want that he doesn't go later than 3rd. 4 qb will go in the 1st. Teams always reach on qbs. Who else is there in the 2nd. Mettinbueger tore his ACL and will not be able to throw at the combine or pro day.

    I think he goes 2nd round and early because teams reach for qbs. No way does he last till the 4th.
  12. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Appears to be a 4th round prospect...
  13. Hot_Toddy

    Hot_Toddy Active Member

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    Jimmy Garoppolo is my pet cat. He would be perfect to groom behind Romo. Great to see a thread on him.

    I first heard of him when Sean Payton spoke about him during the Cowboys media conference call before the Cowboys/Saints game and have been following him since.


    Here are portions of some interesting articles I've had bookmarked since then...

    "Roy, if you see this kid throw, it's Tony Romo 101," Christensen told Wittke.

    Romo's name immediately grabbed Wittke's attention. After all, it was Wittke who recruited Romo, now a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, to Eastern Illinois out of Burlington, Wis., more than a decade ago. Now in his 19th season on EIU's staff, Wittke also reached out to Christensen during Romo's recruitment. So when it came to evaluating quarterbacks, Wittke knew he could trust Christensen.

    "I'm in the parking lot leaving," Christensen recalled Wittke saying after watching the second half of Garoppolo's game. "That's my guy. There's no comparison."

    According to Wittke, Garoppolo stood out for the same reason Romo once stood out. He delivered the ball quickly, with very little "wasted movement."

    "Jimmy just flat-out has a very quick release," Wittke said. "It's a short stroke, and he gets the ball out of his hand."

    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/co...mmy-garoppolo-eastern-illinois/#ixzz2qojxzaDi

    Highly regarded draft guru Dane Brugler was highly complimentary in his assessment of Garoppolo's talents and potential at the next level.

    Strengths: Good-sized, rhythm quarterback with excellent accuracy, timing and a quick release that really helps him be efficient from the pocket. Sets up quickly and shows good lower body movement skills to evade pressure and deliver from different platforms.

    Weaknesses: Will get dinged by some teams for his "ordinary" arm strength and probably won't be a fit for every team, although he sure looks like he can make all the necessary throws in the NFL.

    Read more: http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2014...d-round-qb-prospects-dallas-cowboys-tony-romo

    Jimmy is being championed right now for the quickest release in the coming draft. I have seen two of his games so far, and I can attest to that quick release. His footwork has also greatly improved over his 4 year stint at Easter Illinois. Garoppolo can go under center or take the snap out of the shotgun. He is comfortable at either. Garoppolo has also shown great decision making with the ball. He knows when to tuck it and use his athleticism. He is Johnny Football, but he is quietly elusive. He feels pressure well, and knows when to get rid of the ball.

    Read more: http://www.ganggreennation.com/2013...the-draft-jimmy-garoppolo-qb-eastern-illinois

    Also, cowboyszone member "IamLegend" has a great post here on the zone he posted a few months back...

    Cowboyszone post: http://cowboyszone.com/threads/qb-jimmy-garoppolo-eastern-illinois.271452/
  14. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    I am all for drafting a QB in any rd
    pjtoadie likes this.

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