Jimmy Garoppolo   #10 QB

Height: 6-2   Weight: 225   Age: 27

Born: 11/2/1991 Franklin Park , IL

College: Eastern Illinois

Experience: 6th season

High School: Rolling Meadows HS [IL]









Combine 2014


  • 3 Cone Drill7.04 secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.26 secs
  • Broad Jump110.0 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash4.97 Secs
  • Vertical Jump30.5 inches


Has a very quick trigger and good wrist snap that translates to a smooth throwing motion and clean, compact delivery (no windup). Lightning release quickness. Urgent decision maker. Sells play-action. Athletic enough to slide in the pocket and buy time with his feet while keeping his eyes downfield. Good anticipation -- throws his receivers open. Can change ball speeds and drop it in a bucket. Does not take unnecessary sacks and will dump the ball. Will deliver the ball looking down the barrell of a gun. Tough-minded and poised in the pocket -- can withstand a hit and pop back up. Highly competitive. Smart, respected, vocal team leader. Very durable, experienced, four-year starter. Good football intelligence.


Is a tad undersized with small hands and short arms. Uses a three-quarters delivery that could lead to batted balls. Works heavily out of the shotgun in a spread offense and footwork could require adjustment to working from under center. Does not always feel pressure in the pocket. Does not rip the deep out or drive the ball with high RPMs. Undershoots and often hangs the deep ball. Makes receivers work for the ball downfield and deep accuracy could stand to improve. Makes a lot of simple, one-look reads and was not heavily challenged by consistent pressure or complex looks in the Ohio Valley Conference.