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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 said that he wants to "take it to the next level" this season.
Said Goff, "I don't want to be a guy who came here and got a bunch of stats and didn't win a bunch of games." With the 6-foot-4, 205-pound junior at the helm, the team has won just a quarter of its games despite some brilliant stats from the gunslinger. He completed 62% of his passes for 3,973 yards and a 35/7 TD/INT ratio last season. Whether he declares for the 2016 NFL Draft or opts to stay in school for his senior season, analysts consider Goff to have the attributes necessary to be a possible No. 1 overall selection. Aug 28 - 7:18 PM

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Cal junior QB Jared Goff "could emerge as a candidate for the first overall pick of the 2016 (or 2017) draft," CBS Sport's Rob Rang believes.

The draft analyst believes Goff "offers exciting traits, as well, including impressive accuracy on short and intermediate passes, functional mobility and toughness." Last year, the UCLA prospect threw for for 3,973 yards with a 35/7 TD/INT ratio on a 62-percent completion percentage. Last month, Rang stated that Goff is the "best talent at the position at Cal since Aaron Rodgers."
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 26 - 2:28 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff said that the possibility of playing in the NFL is "not in [his] head right now."

Said Goff, "I want to win games this year and let everything else like [the NFL Draft] take care of itself when this is all over." The 6-foot-4, 205-pound junior sits atop the quarterback rankings of ESPN draft analysts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr.. Earlier this month, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that scouts believed that Goff has "franchise potential." The gunslinger posted some gaudy numbers last season, completing 62% of his passes for 3,973 yards and a 35/7 TD/INT ratio. Head coach Sonny Dykes, who also coached Packers star Aaron Rogers, said "I certainly think he has a very bright future with us and a very bright future when he’s done playing at Cal."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 25 - 5:21 PM

Scouts feel Cal junior QB Jared Goff "has franchise potential" at the next level, according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

"Several west coast scouts have told me while they like Cody Kessler of USC they feel Jared Goff has franchise potential. And though I like Goff, I’m not ready to anoint him to that level just yet," Pauline wrote. Last season, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Goff passed for for 3,973 yards with a 35/7 TD/INT ratio on a 62-percent completion percentage. In Goff's time at Cal, he's thrown for 7,481 yards, with 53 passing touchdowns.
Aug 19 - 4:04 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff "shows many of the traits scouts are looking for in a pro-style quarterback," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"There is no denying that Goff's production is inflated due to Dyke's up-tempo spread offense, which provides the quarterback the ball out of shotgun and quick passes to the perimeter. That said, Goff shows many of the traits scouts are looking for in a pro-style quarterback, including impressive accuracy on in-cutting routes in the short, intermediate and deep levels, the courage to stand in the pocket and enough functional mobility to buy time," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Goff has been productive for the Bears over the last two seasons, breaking 19 school records as the Bears signal caller. In 2014, Goff threw for 3,973 yards with a 35/7 TD/INT ratio on a 62-percent completion percentage. Rang believes Goff is the "best talent at the position at Cal since Aaron Rodgers."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 27 - 2:09 PM

Stanford coach David Shaw called Cal junior QB Jared Goff "a budding superstar."

As is often the case, we agree with Mr. Shaw. In only two years on campus, Goff has broken 19 school records. Last year, he threw for 3,973 yards with a 35/7 TD/INT ratio on 62-percent completions. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Goff will be front and center in the Heisman race if the Bears manage to threaten double-digit wins. ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Goff No. 9 on his Big Board.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 23 - 7:20 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff is in the race to be the All-American first-team selection at quarterback, writes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"The lanky and athletic signal-caller can make plays with his feet as well as with his arm, hitting receivers on every level of the defense," Reuter wrote. "He'll be battling USC's Cody Kessler for first-team All-Pac-12 honors this fall." 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, ranking in the top-five in the nation in both passing yards and scores.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 14 - 7:42 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff "is more than a product of Sonny Dykes' Bear Raid system," believes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"The system allows him to throw a ton of passes and rack of a ton of yards, of course, but Goff's talent goes beyond the plug-and-play types we often see in these offensive schemes," Brown wrote. "He has real NFL potential." Goff has completed 62.1 percent of his passes over 21 career games for 3,973 yards (7.8 per attempt) with a 35/7 TD/INT rate. "He's still a work in progress with the potential for more," Brown wrote. "He didn't average more than 6.9 yards per attempt in any of his last five games; he could stand to add some weight to his 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame; and his accuracy still needs refining. But all of the tools are there, and he's had a lot of responsibility as the quarterback for a still-developing team that can't stop anyone defensively."
Jul 7 - 11:07 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranked Cal's Jared Goff over Penn State's Christian Hackenberg in his first set of junior QB rankings.

Goff is also ranked ahead of Ohio State's Cardale Jones. "He has a big-time arm and shows the ability to read defenses and move defenders with his eyes," Kiper said of the Cal quarterback. The top five rounds out with Cincinnati's Gunner Kiel and Kentucky's Patrick Towles. Sonny Dykes, Cal's head coach, is very honest with how limited the school's playbook is, prioritizing mastering a small selection of plays over confusing opponents with variety. Texas Tech only had seven passing play during Dykes' time there.
Source: ESPN
Jun 23 - 9:36 AM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein cautions that NFL teams will be judging Cal junior QB Jared Goff's "play traits and football acumen rather than getting swept up in the numbers."

As the star quarterback in an Air Raid offense, Goff put up huge numbers last year and is expected to easily surpass them this fall. Scouts will try to look past them in projecting Goff to the next level. "Goff's tall, thin frame could use more muscle and he will need to keep his throws from sailing as they did at times in 2014," Zierlein wrote. "Goff was asked to carry the offensive load for the last two years, so his third season as starter should see Goff even more comfortable and calm than he was in his highly productive 2014 campaign. With more poise and experience, Goff will open many NFL eyes." 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.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 23 - 1:01 AM

ESPN's Kyle Bonagura notes that there's "no denying" Cal junior QB Jared Goff's "top-of-the-first-round potential."

"Whether it works out that way is guesswork -- he still needs to add weight to his 6-4, 210-pound frame -- but he checks nearly every box NFL scouts covet and has the production to warrant consideration," Bonagura wrote. Rotoworld's Josh Norris slotted Goff No. 15 in his 2016 mock draft and compared him to Jimmy Garoppolo. Goff threw for 3,973 yards on a 62-percent completion percentage with a 35/7 TD/INT ratio last year.
Source: ESPN.com
May 31 - 6:17 PM

ESPN's Travis Haney believes Cal junior QB Jared Goff is a superb Heisman value at 50-1 odds.

We agree. "There’s a sense from Pac-12 folks that Goff -- a QB prototype at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds -- could really break out in his third season and elevate his name on NFL draft boards," Haney wrote. "The Heisman radar could very well work in concert with Goff’s professional prospects." Goff threw for 3,973 yards on a 62-percent completion percentage with a 35/7 TD/INT ratio last year. The Bears will be much improved in 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
May 27 - 8:24 PM

Yahoo's Eric Edholm ranks Cal junior QB Jared Goff as the No. 2 draft prospect.

Joey Bosa, of course, was No. 1. "Yes, over quarterbacks such as Christian Hackenberg, Cardale Jones and Connor Cook," Edholm wrote of Goff. "Goff has a chance to go supersonic this season playing in Sonny Dykes' 'Air Raid' offense and is often compared to, style-wise, former Bears QB Aaron Rodgers." The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Goff threw for 3,973 yards last year in 12 games. Throwing for 5,000 isn't out of the question in 2015.
May 26 - 10:00 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff "has a lot of good tools, particularly his release, and he's bulked up to 210 pounds heading into this season," reports SB Nation's Dan Kadar.

"He's a player to watch who could really rise throughout the season," wrote Kadar. You know we agree. Rotoworld is driving the Goff bandwagon along with ESPN's Mel Kiper, who ranks him No. 9 on his 2016 Big Board. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound star threw for 3,973 yards last year and we're predicting well more than 4,000 this time around. Rotoworld's Josh Norris compares Goff to Jimmy Garoppolo.
Source: SB Nation
May 22 - 9:21 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Cal junior QB Jared Goff No. 9 on his 2016 Big Board.

"The big sell here is a big-time arm," he wrote. "Goff can drill the ball down the field and into tight windows with ease, and he has strong movement skills and anticipation for a player with good length who seems to see the whole field. Goff's totals are going to be significant, so the question of whether the skills translate quickly will be the key question." The 6-foot-4, 210-pound star threw for 3,973 yards last year on a 62-percent completion percentage with a 35/7 TD/INT ratio. In that offense, he should comfortably exceed 4,000 yards in 2015. Rotoworld's Josh Norris slotted Goff No. 15 in a recent mock draft and compared him to Jimmy Garoppolo.
May 15 - 10:52 PM