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CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes that California junior G Chris Borrayo is an "excellent fit" in "zone-blocking offenses at the next level."

"He's very effective as a tandem blocker, getting a push on the defensive lineman before releasing to locate and hit linebackers at the second level. Borrayo shows good vision, agility and a nice closing burst to strike defenders who are on the move - making him an excellent fit in Dykes' scheme and in zone-blocking offenses at the next level," Rang notes. Entering the 2015 season, the 6-foot-3, 305-pound Borrayo has 16 career starts at left guard on his resume. Borrayo is currently the Bears' most decorated offensive linemen, earning third-team All-Pac-12 honors twice.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 27 - 3:25 PM

California redshirt junior Kenny Lawler "possesses prototypical height and has shown the ability to make the spectacular catch," CBS Sports' Rob Rang observes.

"Though he's not yet as polished a route-runner as senior Bryce Treggs, unlike most of his teammates, Lawler possesses prototypical height and has shown the ability to make the spectacular catch, including one-handed touchdowns (vs. Sacramento State in 2014, Arizona in 2013) the past two seasons," Rang wrote. As a sophomore last season, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Lawler led the Golden Bears with career highs of 54 receptions, 701 yards receiving and nine touchdown grabs, despite only starting five games and seeing action in just 11 games.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 27 - 2:49 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

ESPN's David Lombardi believes Cal senior RB Daniel Lasco "may not fly under the radar much longer."

Lombardi details how Jared Goff's continued improvement will force defenders back, allowing Lasco plenty of running lanes. Lasco is only "under the radar" because Cal has been irrelevant for the past couple of years. We expect that to change this fall. The 6-foot, 210-pound senior ran for 1,115 yards and 12 scores last year.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 26 - 2:40 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

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl praised Cal senior WR Bryce Treggs while watching QB Jared Goff.

"Treggs lacks ideal size but he's sudden and has some juice out of cuts. Tough cover from slot," Weidl tweeted, specifically calling attention to a two-way route which showed Treggs' elusiveness and fluidity. Many evaluators seem to be on Goff early for his quick release and willingness to test intermediate windows, but it helps to have weapons. Cal offers them.
Jun 24 - 10:54 AM

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

Cal redshirt junior LB Hardy Nickerson Jr. says the team's defense will be improved in 2015.

Nickerson will have the same defensive coordinator for a second straight season for the very first time at Cal in 2015. "It's the same terminology, we're not having to relearn new schemes -- that's great," Nickerson said. "This whole spring we were able to just focus on our technique and getting better in that instead of spending that time learning new plays." Nickerson's father played linebacker for the Golden Bears from 1983 to 1986 and went on to star for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL. The younger Nickerson isn't going to break his dad's school records -- he'd need 369 tackles to take that record -- but he's on the NFL's radar.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 18 - 7:24 PM

NFL Media ranks California junior RB Khalfani Muhammad as their No.3 fastest players in college football.

"Cal is primarily a passing team, but the diminutive back can rack up yards on the ground. He won back-to-back sprint titles in California in high school (only the third person ever to do so) and posted the second-fastest 100-meter-dash time (a wind-aided time of 10.35 seconds) among FBS football players this track season," College Football 24/7's Bryan Fischer wrote. The 5-foot-7, 170-pound Muhammad leads all current Cal players in all-purpose yards (2,205), all-purpose yards per game (100.2), kickoff returns (60) and kickoff return yards (1,295).
Source: NFL.com
Jun 11 - 4:04 PM

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.
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