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Senior Bowl roster 2014: Jaguars requested Jimmy Garoppolo be added

Jimmy Garoppolo was a late addition to the South roster in the Senior Bowl, but the Jaguars actually requested his addition.

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The 2014 Senior Bowl was looking to fill a roster spot on the South roster at the quarterback position, the team the Jacksonville Jaguars were coaching. Phil Savage, the executive director of the Senior Bowl was reportedly considering adding Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after his performance during the East-West Shrine game, but decided to consult the Jaguars first to see if anyone else was on their radar.

The Jaguars actually requested Garoppolo be the addition.

"It's a good feeling. It's an honor to be here and compete with the best in the nation," Garoppolo told's Chase Goodbread. "I really didn't have an idea until my agent called me. It's a blessing."

Garoppolo was one of the quarterbacks had a close look at all week, working with the South team and by most accounts he was the second best overall quarterback during the week, including the North team.

Garoppolo's biggest strengths are his lightning quick release and his decision making, but he's going to need to make a big adjustment in the route trees he'll need to get used to and it was noticeable during the week, as he took a bit longer to get in rhythm.

Most believe Garoppolo will be drafted on the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft, especially coming in just over 6'2" as there were some concerns he'd be shorter. If the Jaguars don't draft a quarterback with the No. 3 overall pick, Garoppolo will be a name to watch in the second or third round.