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Report: Jimmy Garoppolo added to Senior Bowl roster

Jimmy Garoppolo

The Senior Bowl has reportedly looked to Tony Romo’s alma mater to fill out its quarterback roster.

According to Jason Cole of NationalFootballPost.com, Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will attend the Senior Bowl, the top all-star game for NFL draft prospects.

As a senior, Garoppolo (6-3, 222) threw for 5,050 yards with 53 TDs and nine interceptions on 375-of-568 passing.

Garoppolo would seem likely to play for the Senior Bowl’s South squad, which had only two quarterbacks on the roster as of Friday morning.

Garoppolo will also play in Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Senior Bowl practices begin on Monday. The early-week practices are generally well-attended by top NFL personnel, including head coaches and general managers. The game will be held on Saturday, January 25 in Mobile, Alabama.

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11 Responses to “Report: Jimmy Garoppolo added to Senior Bowl roster”
  1. micknangold says: Jan 17, 2014 12:17 PM

    The Senior Bowl really isn’t the top all-star game anymore, considering how many guys in the draft are underclassmen. It’s still awesome to watch the practices and to a lesser extent the game.

  2. bmorepositive123 says: Jan 17, 2014 12:27 PM

    Those stats are great, but can he hold snaps down for extra points? – Jerrah Jones

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 17, 2014 12:37 PM

    Whoa, what era are we in? Quarterback prospects named Johnny and Jimmy? This isn’t your daddy’s NFL, this is your grandaddy’s NFL.

  4. gojags436 says: Jan 17, 2014 12:38 PM

    If he’s on the South squad, he’ll be getting coached by the Jaguars staff. The Jaguars’ OC & QB coach can get a good look at him. If the Jags go defense with the #3 pick, this kid could be an option in Round 2…

  5. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Jan 17, 2014 12:42 PM

    I’ve had my eye on this guy since the Vikings went to 0-3.

  6. acuriousgal says: Jan 17, 2014 12:58 PM

    Can he become a Viking soon? He’d fit right in here and such a short jaunt from Fargo!

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 17, 2014 12:58 PM

    …not to overlook Teddy.

  8. bassplucker says: Jan 17, 2014 12:58 PM

    Some people say this kid is the best pro QB prospect in this entire class. If that’s true then I’m glad he’s getting a chance to prove it.

    If he does anything at all in Mobile I can guarantee he’ll be drafted ahead of AJ McCarron (who declined).

  9. rajbais says: Jan 17, 2014 1:20 PM

    Congrats to Jimmy and that leads me to a new idea.

    Instead of forming most of the Senior Bowl roster by December let it be formed during the East West Shrine Game and the Shrine Game be formed after the bowl games. That way Shrine Game players can into the Senior Bowl. That way we can avoid no-future QBs like Logan Thomas and many others.

    Last year would have preferred to see Shrine game QB Matt Scott over Zac Dysert and Ryan Nassib in the Senior Bowl.

    I also think that there should all star games for underclassmen. We encourage them to jump or get a scouting committee pre-draft evaluation.

    Why not let them play?

  10. bassplucker says: Jan 17, 2014 1:24 PM

    As long as no one confuses him with Jeanine Garafalo he should be OK.

  11. godofwine330 says: Jan 17, 2014 2:32 PM

    Been looking at this kid since September. On WKNR (Cleveland Radio)they began talking about him. I haven’t seen any film, but they say he looks good. I was kinda hoping the Browns could sneak and get him in the 2nd round. Yeah he played in the FBS, but so did Flacco.

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