FOXBORO -- The Patriots were looking at quarterbacks all throughout the pre-draft process, and they took one at No. 62 in E. Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo.
"I can't imagine a better situation," he told NFL Network moments after being selected. "It's a dream scenario. Great opportunity, great organization to play for. I'm excited to get to work."
Garoppolo has said in the past that Tom Brady is his favorite player. Now it appears as though he'll be Brady's eventual replacement.
"We'll make it work," Garoppolo said. "I'm going to come to work everyday as if I'm the starter and do my best."
More to come . . .