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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline notes that Cal QB Davis Webb "needs to improve his throwing fundamentals and consistently deliver the ball with proper footwork."

Pauline refers to Webb as "relatively accurate" and believes that with better fundamentals he could tighten up that aspect of his game. The analyst likes what he sees from the Cal product in terms of his ability to play distributor. There is plenty of room for upward draft stock mobility at a thin, somewhat muddled position should Webb impress in tests and interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Feb 28 - 5:02 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline argues that Cal WR Chad Hansen's "pass-catching skills are on a par with any of the top receivers in this draft."

"Hansen regularly makes the acrobatic reception with defenders are draped on his back while consistently coming away with easy receptions," Pauline explains. This past season, the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder came out like a house on fire to log a 92-1249-11 receiving line. There is one major block to Hansen truly ascending draft boards in Pauline's mind -- that of wheels. Writes the analyst, "On film Hansen does not seem to have the foot speed necessary to separate from defenders and has to battle for most of his receptions." As things currently stand, he figures to land as a Day 2 selection.
Feb 28 - 3:33 PM

Cal hired Fresno State's Tony Tuioti as outside linebackers coach.

Tuioti was actually a football staffer at Michigan last season. He was hired as part of Jeff Tedford‘s first coaching staff in December, only to be poached two months later by Justin Wilcox.
Feb 27 - 7:29 PM

Eagles QB Carson Wentz worked out with Cal WR Chad Hansen and Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp.

Eagles fans rejoice. The team will add multiple receivers this offseason, likely in free agency and via the draft. Hansen is still growing into his game, has great after catch speed and projects to the outside. Kupp dominated the slot in college and will fit that same role in the NFL. Both are day two types.
Feb 24 - 12:03 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggested Cal's Davis Webb is considered a top 5 QB in the draft.

Webb will go through a near complete workout at the NFL Combine. Webb seems to be the third day quarterback "climbing" boards early in the process. There is one every day. Webb looked solid in comparison to other Senior Bow quarterbacks, but that isn't a strong compliment. One executive recently told Daniel Jeremiah that Webb will be the top quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft. Webb transferred to Cal after losing out to Pat Mahomes at Texas Tech.
Feb 24 - 10:07 AM

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


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