Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo rates ahead of Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater on "some teams" draft boards, reports NFL.com's Gil Brandt.
"Possibility Garoppolo goes ahead of Bridgewater," Brandt tweeted, adding, "might be (making a) mistake." If it happened, the selection would be pilloried by more places than this section, but we'll take an early stab at it: Garoppolo is lauded for his quick release and quick decision making, but both were in part made possible by an extremely QB friendly system and a poor level of competition. When foes got in his face, he panicked. Even with all day to throw, his arm isn't strong enough to consistently make defenses pay over the top. Bridgewater, on the other hand, is more seasoned, far more accurate, far more poised, and has a better arm. But, y'know, he had a bad pro day.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 02:18:00 AM