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Drafting Garoppolo is good business

Best teams like Patriots, Broncos know value of maintaining viable stable of QBs

Updated: May 11, 2014, 2:19 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots made nine selections in the 2014 NFL draft. When it comes to stirring debate and the passions of fans, one stands out above the rest:

Second round, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, 62nd overall.

By investing such a high draft choice at the position, the Patriots protect themselves in the event No. 2 signal-caller Ryan Mallett leaves as a free agent after the season. They also set up a possible succession plan at some point with soon-to-be ...

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