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Jared Goff | Quarterback

Team: California Golden Bears
Age / DOB:  (20) / 10/14/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205

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Cal junior QB Jared Goff completed 33-of-45 attempts for 390 yards, four touchdowns and an interception Saturday in a 34-28 win versus Washington State.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Goff got off to a rough start, allowing the Cougars to head to the locker room with an eight-point lead at halftime. He and the Bears' defense righted the ship in the second half. Goff is averaging 326 passing yards per game, completing over 70 percent of his passes and owns a 15/4 TD/INT rate through five games. An NFC scout said earlier this week that Goff will go before Michigan State's Connor Cook. With the way both are playing right now, that seems like a safe prediction. Oct 3 - 8:30 PM

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An NFC scout declared Cal junior QB Jared Goff will go before Michigan State's Connor Cook.

"I told you before the season that you weren't high enough on (Jared) Goff and he's even better this year than he was last year," the NFC area scout told's Lance Zierlein. "You need to keep an open mind on him. He'll go before Connor Cook." The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Goff has posted 69.2 percent completions in 2015 against 62.1 percent last season while simultaneously upping his yards-per-attempt to 9.3 from 7.8. "Goff is a lanky pocket passer with a nice release point and a history of having to carry his offense at Cal," Zierlein wrote. "While Goff is definitely higher on my list than he was before the season started, I will continue to watch and allow his play to shape my opinion rather than just defaulting to top quarterback status for him."
Oct 1 - 8:05 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay would "like to see [Cal junior QB Jared Goff] make fewer costly mistakes."

Even so, Goff hopped from No. 10 to 7 in McShay's newest rankings. "Goff has significantly improved both his overall accuracy (69.2 percent in 2015 vs. 62.1 percent last season) and yards-per-attempt figures (9.3 vs. 7.8)," McShay wrote. "That bodes well for his development as a passer. ... Goff has shown the ability to make NFL-caliber throws into tight windows, which helps him stand out from the crowd in this QB class." The 6-foot-4, 205-pound junior recently went No. 2 in Dane Brugler's weekly mock draft exercise.
Sep 30 - 8:09 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff "should be priority number one" for the Chicago Bears at the No. 2 spot in the draft, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"The Bears are currently locked into a long-term deal with Jay Cutler, but if they're able to find a way out of that contract, Goff should be priority number one in the draft. The Cal passer might not have elite physical tools, but he's off-the-charts above the neck," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Heisman candidate passed for 342 yards, completing 24-of-40 passes, with two touchdowns and one interception in the Bears 30-24 versus Washington on Saturday. In a quarterback driven league, teams could place high value on the Cal signal caller.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 28 - 2:07 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff completed 24-of-40 attempts for 342 yards, two touchdowns and an interception Saturday in a 30-24 win at Washington.

Certainly not Goff's most impressive showing statistically, but considering the context it was another first-round performance. On the road in a difficult stadium against a strong pass defense, Goff remained calm, keeping his eyes downfield as pass rushers swarmed in his peripheral vision. Several NFL throws highlighted his afternoon, including great placement of the ball in a 28-yard touchdown pass to Bryce Treggs. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder is a Heisman candidate, in play to go No. 1 and is a premier DFS talent. Cal is 4-0 for the first time since 2007.
Sep 27 - 5:16 PM

Cal HC Sonny Dykes said that junior QB Jared Goff is "a tough kid that grinds it out."

Said Dykes, "I don’t think he forced one single throw the whole night [in Saturday's win over Texas]. He just plays within himself incredibly well." Goff broke Cal career records for passing yards, total offense and completions in the win. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound junior completed 27-of-37 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns versus the Longhorns. Dykes said that the only real question he thinks NFL scouts might have is whether Goff is too skinny. He also added this gem: "There’s not one single skeleton in his closet. He’s all the stuff that you want. He’s never stolen crab legs, any kind of that stuff." Cal will hit the road to face a Washington defense that's allowing just 174.7 passing yards per game. Goff failed to throw a touchdown pass against Washington last season.
Sep 22 - 9:47 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff ranks No. 4 in the FBS in adjusted Total QBR (90.3).

Goff is coming off a 73-percent completions, 3/0 TD/INT ratio dissection of Texas. "I still think the junior needs to work on being more consistent with his lower-body mechanics, but there's no doubt he has the ability to make NFL-caliber throws into tight windows," wrote ESPN's Todd McShay. Goff has an interesting matchup on deck, taking on a Washington pass defense averaging merely 174.7 pass yards allowed per game.
Sep 22 - 4:07 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Cal junior QB Jared Goff is "a legitimate quarterback candidate for the No. 1 overall pick."

"He is patient and poised at all times with composed footwork and even-keeled attitude. Goff's production can be inflated because of Cal's spread scheme, which often allows him to make quick reads and throws, but it also forces him to read coverages pre-snap and quickly work through progressions," Brugler writes. The Cal prospect completed 27-of-37 attempts for 268 yards and three touchdowns last Saturday against Texas. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior received comparisons to Aaron Rodgers by Texas defensive coordinator, Vance Bedford.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 22 - 4:03 PM

Washington HC Chris Petersen said that Cal junior QB Jared Goff is "one of the best in the country, no question."

On Saturday, Goff lit up Texas for 268 yards and three touchdowns while completing 27-of-37 passes. He's thrown for three scores in each of Cal's first three games. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior might be one of the best gunslingers in the country, but last season, Petersen's Huskies beat Cal 31-7. While Goff threw for 304 yards in that contest, it was also the only game of the season in which he did not throw a touchdown pass. Washington hosts Cal this weekend.
Sep 21 - 4:14 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Cal junior QB Jared Goff "might be the cleanest option with his smarts, anticipation and arm talent," and has him falling to the Cleveland Browns with the No. 3 pick.

"Until Johnny Manziel shows the Browns that he can be the long-term solution, the quarterback position is a need area in Cleveland," Brugler wrote. The Golden Bears' QB broke three more Cal records this weekend versus Texas. Goff broke the record for passing yards, which now stands at 8,379 yards, the record for total offense (8,266 yards) as well as the record for career completions (704). The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Goff looks like he's headed for the first-round, if he keeps up his ways.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 21 - 2:14 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff completed 27-of-37 attempts for 268 yards and three touchdowns Saturday against Texas.

"It wasn't the statistics that will have every scout in the NFL taking note of Goff's performance, but the poise and accuracy he demonstrated under the big lights, making some of his best throws in pressure-packed situations," wrote Rob Rang. Goff has a career 25/0 TD/INT ratio in the red zone. "He has a quick set-up and delivery and though he doesn't own a howitzer, Goff can make every NFL throw, sizzling passes through tight windows when necessary and showing plenty of touch on deep throws," Rang wrote. "Given the value NFL teams place on quarterbacks, that means Goff could vault past blue chip linemen like Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa or Mississippi's dominant duo of Robert Nkemdiche (defensive tackle) and Laremy Tunsil (left tackle) as the first overall pick," Rang wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 20 - 9:19 PM

An AFC personnel exec expressed optimism in Cal junior QB Jared Goff but said "the jury's out on him."

"Spread offense, big arm, smart kid, good kid," the exec said. "From a scheme standpoint, he's behind the eight ball, and it may be best to sit him early on, unless he comes in and shows he's a genius. But he has one of the best arms of anyone coming out." Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford, who squares off with him this weekend, compares Goff to Aaron Rodgers. "Despite being 6-foot-4, he's somewhat slight and might not have the frame to put more weight on," wrote's Albert Breer. "Second, he comes from an offense that's a cousin of Baylor's spread, which will make the transition to the pros a challenge."
Sep 18 - 5:19 PM

Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford compares Cal junior QB Jared Goff to Aaron Rodgers.

"This is Aaron Rodgers. He's the real deal. This young man is exceptional," Bedford said. Bedford called Goff one of the best signal-callers he's ever faced in college. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Goff is a first-rounder in the making, though the Rodgers comparison has more to do with the uniform than a strict game comparison. Goff's completed 41-of-56 throws for 630 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions this year.
Sep 17 - 7:42 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes Cal junior QB Jared Goff "may not be as polished yet as Michigan State's Connor Cook but may have the higher upside."

In 26 starts, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Goff has passed for 8,111 yards, with 59 touchdowns and 19 interceptions on his resume. The draft analyst notes that Goff "offers exciting traits, as well, including impressive accuracy on short and intermediate passes, functional mobility and toughness." Last week, Goff passed for 321 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-7 win over San Diego State.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 17 - 2:06 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff completed 17-of-24 attempts for 321 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-7 win over San Diego State on Saturday.

He's gone over 300 yards in both games this year and is now within 16 yards of breaking Troy Taylor's school record for passing yards. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Goff threw for 3,973 yards with a 35/7 TD/INT ratio on a 62-percent completion percentage last year. He's a possible No. 1 overall selection.
Sep 13 - 4:39 PM