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NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah spoke with an NFL executive who believes Cal's Davis Webb will end up being the top QB in the 2017 class.

We've made it here and it is only mid-February. Webb played one season at Cal after transferring from Texas Tech, playing in a similar Bear Raid offense as Jared Goff, last year's No. 1 pick. Webb has a strong arm. We've concluded the positive portion of his evaluation.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 17 - 10:25 AM

Cal four-star 2018 verbal QB commit Adrian Martinez is sticking by his pledge despite the firing of HC Sonny Dykes.

Martinez has already taken a liking to new HC Justin Wilcox. He also spoke glowingly of Cal OC Beau Baldwin (hired after Wilcox took over). "Coach Baldwin really believes I fit well into their multiple-type offense which can benefit from a dual-threat quarterback," explained the 6-foot-3, 215-pound dual-threat gunslinger. "He wants to continue to build his relationship with me and I'll continue to show my worth and improve." Rivals ranks Martinez as the No. 231 overall prospect in the 2018 cycle. While he appears to be firmly in Cal's corner at this juncture, the Fresno native mentioned Boise State and Washington State as two programs he could potentially visit down the road.
Source: Rivals
Feb 16 - 8:59 PM

Fran Duffy called Cal RB Khalfani Muhammad the biggest NFL Scouting Combine snub among RBs in the non-Joe Mixon division.

"I think Muhammad would’ve been one of the standouts at his position from an athletic testing standpoint," he wrote. "There have been reports that Muhammad, who is the top sprinter for Cal’s track team, would’ve clocked a sub-4.40 time in the 40-yard dash. That speed translates to the field where Muhammad was a big-play threat as a runner, a receiver, and a kick returner." The 5-foot-7, 170-pound Muhammad will have to wait until Cal's Pro Day to show off his wheels. He played in an Air Raid offense in college.
Feb 15 - 3:31 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler considers Cal's Chad Hansen to be a top five WR in the 2017 class.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder had a great weekend, with draft twitter fawning over his tape. Hansen, who just turned 22 years old, has the ability to take a slant to the house (Stanford game, for example) or come down with an acrobatic sideline grab thanks to a large catch radius. Hansen began his career at Idaho State in 2013 and redshirted in 2014 after transferring to Cal. He broke onto the scene in 2016 with 92 catches for 1,249 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Feb 13 - 9:10 AM

Cal hired Arizona special teams coordinator Charlie Ragle to serve in the same capacity.

Ragle will also coach up the Golden Bear tight ends. He had been part of Arizona's staff for the last five years. Indeed, Ragle has never coached for another FBS team. In a statement, Cal HC Justin Wilcox said, "Charlie Ragle is an enthusiastic and energetic coach who is an excellent addition to our staff both on the field and in recruiting." Arizona HC Rich Rodriguez must now find a replacement for Ragle on short notice, as the Wildcats will boot up spring practice next week.
Feb 11 - 5:19 PM

Cal signed three-star 2017 WR Taariq Johnson.

While Johnson lands at a sweet No. 269 on the ESPN 300, Rivals is decidedly more cautious in evaluating him. They omit him from their 250-player master list altogether, viewing him as the No. 67 wideout in the 2017 class. The 6-foot-2, 213-pounder already comes with a college-ready body and has shown the ability to make tough catches in traffic by manipulating that big frame to his advantage.
Feb 10 - 5:47 PM

An NFC exec told MMQB that five quarterbacks could go in the top two-rounds.

"It’s a good quarterback class," said our NFC exec. "Realistically, all five of those guys go in the first two rounds." Outside of Deshaun Watson, Mitch Trubisky and DeShone Kizer, he's referring to Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes and Cal's Davis Webb. MMQB's Albert Breer notes that five QBs have gone in the top two rounds five times (2014, ’12, ’11, ’07, ’06) since 2000, with more than five going once (2011).
Source: MMQB
Feb 10 - 3:35 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that Cal WR Chad Hansen is garnering Day 2 grades from a host of NFL organizations.

We agree with this development, writing early last month that Hansen is "a potential strong No. 2 NFL receiver" if he continues to improve his technique. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder is big and fast, with a reported 4.4s time in the forty. "Combine measurables and testing will be critical," Pauline wrote.
Feb 6 - 2:46 PM

Cal starting left tackle Aaron Cochran announced that he'll transfer as a graduate for his final season of eligibility.

The 6-foot-8, 350-pounder made 16 starts the past three seasons. He has plenty of experience as a blind-side protector, having played in Sonny Dykes' pass-happy system. No word yet on potential transfer destinations.
Feb 3 - 3:25 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah believes Cal QB Davis Webb and Pitt QB Nathan Peterman could both be second round picks.

Specifically, Jeremiah used the phrase "wouldn't be shocked" when bringing up this outcome. This is a bit rich for us. Peterman and Webb both had their moments during Senior Bowl week, but we don't think either crack the top four passers in the NFL Draft or are second round talents in a vacuum. Rotoworld's Josh Norris spoke with a director of college scouting during East-West Shrine week who was interested in Peterman and liked the talent.
Jan 31 - 10:34 AM

Cal QB Davis Webb was named the Most Outstanding Player of Saturday's Senior Bowl.

Webb was sharp throughout, completing 11-of-16 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown. The score came on a perfectly lofted 39-yard toss to Texas A&M WR Josh Reynolds in the second quarter. During the practice week, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline notes, the 6-foot-5, 209-pound Webb was far from perfect. Wrote the analyst, "Webb made incremental improvements as the week went on, but left Mobile as he entered it -- as a strong-armed passer who doesn’t always know where the ball is going." He is a likely selection for Day 3 of the draft, though in a thin quarterback class he could potentially brush up against Day 2.
Jan 28 - 5:40 PM

The Giants met with Cal QB Davis Webb.

We like where their head is. If you're looking for a developmental prospect behind Eli Manning, you could do worse this year than to tab Webb on Day 3. The former Golden Bears star has a great frame and a big arm. "With his over-the-top release and flick of the wrist to generate good rotation upon delivery, Webb was able to put the ball in good spots and drive down the field with proper velocity," noted the Drafster. Webb faces a big acclimation process in coming over from the wide-open "Bear Raid" system.
Source: NJ.com
Jan 26 - 12:23 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Cal will hire former Fresno State HC Tim DeRuyter to serve as defensive coordinator.

DeRuyter was fired by Fresno State in late October after his crew had worked out to a pitiful 1-7 record. They went 3-9 under DeRuyter's watch the previous season. While his first head-coaching gig at the FBS level was a dismal one, he has spent extensive time as a defensive coordinator, having previously served in that capacity with Texas A&M (2010-2011), Air Force (2007-2011), Nevada (2005), Ohio (1995-1998, 2002-2004) and Navy (1999-2000). Since joining Cal as Sonny Dykes' replacement earlier this month, new HC Justin Wilcox has now brought on two coordinators with previous head-coaching experience in OC Beau Baldwin and DC DeRuyter.
Jan 23 - 5:31 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Cal will hire UCLA QB coach Marques Tuiasosopo to serve in the same capacity.

A few moves in the offseason game of coaching musical chairs leads to Tuiasosopo's Cal move. UCLA hired Michigan passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch to serve as offensive coordinator -- he will also act as QB coach with the Bruins -- and Cal opted to clean house, firing HC Sonny Dykes and bringing in Wisconsin DC Justin Wilcox in his place. With Wilcox building a new staff with the Golden Bears, Tuiasosopo finds himself an opening. He has previously held jobs at USC and Washington.
Jan 21 - 5:03 PM

Cal hired USC associate head strength and conditioning coach Torre Becton to serve as strength and conditioning coach.

Prior to linking up with USC during the 2016 offseason, Becton had worked as Washington's strength and conditioning coach from 2011-2015. Per ESPN's David Lombardi, "many of this season's Husky seniors credited Becton for the mentality he helped instill in them back when they were freshmen." We like the direction Cal has been taking since they fired HC Sonny Dykes earlier this month.
Jan 19 - 8:47 PM


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