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ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. tagged Cal redshirt senior DT James Looney as the No. 5 senior draft prospect at his position.

Looney (6'3/275) earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention from the coaches after the 2016 season. He started all 12 games for the Golden Bears last season, recording 51 tackles (7.5 for loss) and two sacks along the way.
Jun 29 - 5:17 PM

Cal senior G Dwayne Wallace is no longer with the team.

No reason was given. Losing a starting offensive lineman in late June is obviously a disappointing development for the Golden Bears. The 6-foot-5, 330-pounder started nine of the 12 games he played in last season, his first and last with Cal after Wallace spent his first two years of eligibility at a JUCO. He was set to be Cal’s starting right guard.
Jun 23 - 1:19 PM

Former Oregon redshirt freshman OL Valentino Daltoso transferred to California.

The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Daltoso reunites with Cal OL coach Steve Greatwood, who recruited Daltoso to Oregon. The Golden Bears offered Daltoso a full scholarship after he walked-on with the Ducks, which means he’ll be eligible to play immediately in 2017. Daltoso has four years of eligibility remaining.
Jun 21 - 12:51 PM

Cal received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 WR Nikko Remigio.

Remigio had an eclectic little top-four consisting of Cal, Wisconsin, Tennessee and UCLA. Scout.com's Greg Biggins is sold on the 5-foot-11, 170-pounder, writing, "He's a natural pass catcher, explosive after the catch and very elusive in the open field. He can be a deep threat as well as a possession receiver and has all the tools to play early at the next level." After finishing a dreadful No. 75 on Rivals' team rankings at the close of the 2017 cycle, the Golden Bears currently sit at a much more respectable No. 45 for the 2018 class.
Jun 17 - 3:47 PM

Cal redshirt sophomore QB Ross Bowers completed 18-of-29 passes for 168 yards and three touchdowns in the team's spring game.

Bowers is locked in competition with Chase Forrest for the right to replace Davis Webb as Golden Bears' signal-caller. There is no current leader in this competition and it would not be a surprise if it lasted well into August camp. OC Beau Baldwin noted near the end of spring practice that "[y]ou could see it in the last week and a half of practices. They both do certain things well. ... I think the more they play the better they're going to get."
Jun 1 - 8:02 PM

Cal junior WR Kanawai Noa caught eight passes for 112 yards in the team's spring game.

"He's tough. He's not afraid of contact or guys hanging on him. I just like the effort at which he plays the game," said OC Beau Baldwin. The 6-foot, 175-pounder was a three-star recruit for the 2015 cycle. He has yet to work into any sort of sizable role with the Golden Bears, having caught just 10 passes for 110 yards over the first two years of his collegiate career.
Jun 1 - 5:09 PM

Cal sophomore WR Demetris Robertson logged a 10.77s 100-meter dash in April.

Robertson, a member of the Cal track squad, clocked a 4.34s 40-yard dash at Nike's The Opening football camp in 2015 as a high school senior. The former five-star recruit had 50 catches and 767 yards as a true freshman to break Cal records previously held by Keenan Allen and DeSean Jackson, respectively. He enters 2017 as the Golden Bears' undisputed No. 1 receiver.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 1 - 3:59 PM

Cal redshirt freshman QB Max Gilliam will transfer.

Gilliam was stuck on the depth chart behind Chase Forest and Ross Bowers at the end of spring practice. He attempted just four passes during the team's spring game. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder ranked as Rivals' No. 170 prospect for the 2017 cycle. He will have to sit out the 2017 season if he transfers to another FBS outfit.
May 28 - 12:16 PM

Former South Carolina sophomore QB Brandon McIlwain transferred to Cal.

The 6-foot, 190-pound McIlwain threw for 600 yards and a 2/1 TD/INT ratio and ran for another 127 yards last year as a true freshman. When fellow frosh Jake Bentley hopped him on the depth chart, McIlwain's fate was sealed. McIlwain, Scout's No. 12 QB in the 2016 class, plans to play both football and baseball for the Golden Bears. He must sit out next season but should contend for the starting QB job for new coach Justin Wilcox once he's eligible in 2018. McIlwain, a dual-threat, is a better fit for the system Wilcox and OC Beau Baldwin are installing than the Air Raid ("Bear Raid") employed by former HC Sonny Dykes. In short, Baldwin tailors his spread system to the personnel on hand and the matchups they can exploit against the given opponent. The Bear Raid stressed defenses by putting defenders on islands in space, but its rigidity caused it to get stalled by superior talent when the defense was able to lock down skill players one-on-one.
May 21 - 2:14 PM

Cal redshirt junior QB Chase Forrest and redshirt sophomore QB Ross Bowers remain locked in competition to start.

The San Francisco Gate's Rusty Simmons writes that during the Golden Bear spring game, "Forrest and Bowers both looked comfortable leading the Bears’ new offense while splitting about 80 snaps with the first and second teams." HC Justin Wilcox offered a few lines of generic coach speak regarding the competition after the game, saying, "Both do certain things well and are competing hard. The more they play, the better they’re going to get. It was nice to the finish of spring ball for both of those guys." Forrest was actually considered the likely candidate to win the starting job last offseason, but lost out on that opportunity when Davis Webb transferred over from Texas Tech. As for the current battle, don't expect a starter to be named until the summer.
May 7 - 1:44 PM

Cal senior RB Vic Enwere (foot) has been healthy this spring.

Enwere was sidelined by a broken foot suffered last October against Oregon State, but after missing the remainder of the campaign, the 6-foot-1, 230-pounder has come along splendidly in his offseason recovery. He figures to serve as backup to Tre Watson once the 2017 season kicks off.
May 2 - 8:36 PM

Titans selected California RB Khalfani Muhammad with the No. 241 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Muhammad (5'7/170) is a scatback through and through who doubled as a track star at Cal-Berkley, and ran 4.38 at the his Pro Day. He topped out at 13.8 carries per game as a senior, averaging 5.4 yards per tote with 17 interceptions. The Titans will likely give Muhammad a look on special teams due to his speed, although he averaged an underwhelming 22.2 yards per kickoff return in his college career and did not return punts.
Apr 29 - 6:24 PM

Jets selected California WR Chad Hansen with the No. 141 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Hansen (6’2/202) spent two years at Cal after transferring from Idaho State, breaking out for a 92/1,249/11 (13.5 YPR) receiving line as a redshirt junior, then turning pro. Per PFF College, Hansen secured 17-of-17 catchable deep targets as Davis Webb’s go-to guy in 2016. While Hansen’s final-year production was prolific, he played a whopping 98% of his snaps at right-side receiver, a college tendency that also stunted Bears WR Kevin White’s growth. Hansen showed average athleticism in Indy, posting a 53rd-percentile SPARQ score with 4.53 speed and a 35-inch vertical. A similar talent to Patriots WR Chris Hogan, Hansen plays with physicality and catches everything. His best NFL fit may ultimately be at slot receiver.
Apr 29 - 1:57 PM

Giants selected Cal QB Davis Webb with the No. 87 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Beginning to plan for a post-Eli Manning future, the Giants are taking a flier on a player some people considered a first-round dark horse. Webb (6’5/229) transferred to Cal after he was beaten out by Patrick Mahomes at Texas Tech, playing one year and going 5-7 with a 61.6% completion rate, 6.9 YPA, and 37:12 TD-to-INT ratio. Webb is an above-average athlete with 79th-percentile SPARQ results, although he presented little to no scrambling threat in college. Compared to Nick Foles by Rookie Scouting Portfolio’s Matt Waldman, Webb struggled with ball location and showed erratic pocket presence on tape. Webb "looks the part" but probably starter-caliber passing skills and does not extend plays.
Apr 28 - 10:45 PM

According to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, the Los Angeles Chargers and New York Jets are each trying to trade up to take Cal QB Davis Webb.

This report lines up closely with ESPN's Adam Schefter dispatch from earlier in the day that the Chargers and Jets -- in addition to the Bucs -- have talked to the Packers about moving up to acquire the No. 33 overall pick. Pauline additionally reports that the four teams picking behind Green Bay -- the Seahawks, Jags, Bears and Rams -- are also open to moving down the board.
Apr 28 - 7:03 PM


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