Patriots Draft Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois QB, In Second Round

Jimmy GaroppoloThe New England Patriots might have found the heir to Tom Brady’s throne with their second-round draft pick.

The Patriots selected Jimmy Garoppolo, a quarterback out of Eastern Illinois, with the 62nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft Friday night. The 6-foot-2, 226-pound quarterback is one of just two players in Football Championship Subdivision history to throw for more than 5,000 yards in a season.

Garoppolo, 22, was the second quarterback taken Friday. Derek Carr of Fresno State went to the Oakland Raiders with the fourth pick in the second round.

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