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Patriots Select QB Jimmy Garoppolo With the 62nd Pick; What Happens to Mallett?

The Patriots selected Eastern Illinois Jimmy Garappolo with their second round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. (Photo courtesy of NCAA.com)

The Patriots calmly waited for their ideal development QB, Jimmy Garoppolo from Eastern Illinois (Tony Romo’s alma mater). He was the fifth quarterback taken in the draft. The Patriots selected him over notable SEC quarterbacks AJ McCarron, Aaron Murray, and Zach Metternberger.

Considering that Garoppolo played comparably lesser defensive competition in the FCS conference, Belichick and the Patriots must have been impressed with his experience and knowledge in a spread style offense. Also, one is forced to assume that Garoppolo must have set himself apart from the other college quarterbacks that the Patriots interviewed several weeks ago.  While somewhat undersized, Garoppolo posted incredible stats his senior season: 66% pass completion, 5,050 passing yards, 53 TDs, and just 9 INTs in 14 games. Check out his scouting report here: Jimmy Garoppolo.

This of course begs the question: what happens to incumbent back up QB Ryan Mallet? He and his expiring contract are much less valuable to the Patriots with the addition of Garoppolo. Will the Houston Texans come calling?

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Jon is currently studying Creative Writing focusing on nonfiction at the Southern New Hampshire University M.F.A. program. Originally from the great state of New Jersey, Jon writes about the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and fantasy sports. Jon is still an ardent Giants fan (and can therefore cover the Patriots with unrivaled objectivity) but, growing up with so many Yankees fans, he has developed a strong distaste for all things Bronx-Bomber. He spent the last few years living in Vermont and currently resides in Boston. Follow Jon on Twitter @Jon_Ellis13

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