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Patriots sign second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo

06.02.14 at 3:43 pm ET

The Patriots announced the signing of second-round draft choice Jimmy Garoppolo on Monday afternoon.

Garoppolo, 22, was selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 62nd selection overall of out Eastern Illinois. The 6-foot-2, 226-pounder started in all 45 games that he appeared in college, completing 1,047-of-1,668 passes for 13,151 yards and 118 touchdowns. As a senior in 2013, Garoppolo was named the Walter Payton Award winner, given to the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision, after completing 375-of-568 passes for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns.

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