Top 5 Quarterbacks The Chicago Bears Should Target In The Draft

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Dec 13, 2013; Charleston, IL, USA; Eastern Illinois Panthers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws the ball during the fourth quarter against the Towson Tigers at O

2) Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois

Garoppolo’s stock has skyrocketed in the past few months and he’s being mentioned now as potentially the very first quarterback off the board in the second round.  This likely puts him out of reach for the Bears, but should he fall, Emery and company need to nab him up.  He’s a physically and mentally tough player who has good anticipation skills and an excellent quick release on his throws.  He also showed incredible durability during his college career, starting 45 consecutive games without an injury.  Garoppolo will be a fantastic consolation prize for any team that misses out on Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel and could very well develop into a better long-term quarterback than any of the three.