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Patriots ink first small school football player drafted

Today the New England Patriots agreed to terms with former Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.  We invited Garoppolo to the East/West Shrine game where he finished the game winning MVP honors.  Garoppolo was a very good small school prospect, and earned an invite to the NFL Draft in New York.  He had to wait a while, but eventually heard his name called in the 2nd round by the Patriots.  

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The Patriots announced today the signing of their 2nd round pick,Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo.

Garoppolo grew up a Tom Brady fan, and now he will get to learn from his favorite quarterback of all time. They should have a very good working relationship in New England. 

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