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An AFC area scout said that Cal QB Davis Webb "has enough between the ears to unlearn some of his bad habits and start to get things right."

"I see another Nick Foles if you give him time to develop," the scout said. If that comparison does not get you jazzed for the Cal gunslinger, then you might want to look away from the one that NFL Media's Lance Zierlein tagged him with. Zierlein comps him to one Mr. Brock Osweiler. While Webb could climb as high as the second round come the draft, Zierlein has serious doubts about his NFL outlook, writing that "his decision-making and accuracy issues beyond 10 yards is a big red flag that might be tough to overcome in the NFL."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 19 - 1:40 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Cal WR Chad Hansen to Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas.

"Similar to Thomas, Hansen’s main strength is his physicality and ability to high point the football and fight for it in the air," notes the PFF analysis team. "However, also similarly, both receivers have a tendency to be disrupted and rerouted by physical cornerbacks in press coverage." Near the end of February, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline argued that Hansen's receiving chops are as good as those of any receiver in the draft. There were questions about his high-end speed prior to the Combine, but Hansen quieted those -- if not put them to bed completely -- when he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds, a plenty respectable mark for the 6-foot-2, 202-pound wideout. He figures to be swept off the board by the end of Day 2.
Mar 17 - 8:41 PM

Cal QB Davis is a "legitimate" second round possibility, according to the MMQB's Emily Kaplan.

"And it’s feasible that, come the last weekend in April, he will be billed as someone’s quarterback of the future," Kaplan adds. The column adds context to Weeb's evolution as a player, discussing his 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. football and school workday, along with traveling to the Senior Bowl early to adjust his internal clock. We understand he has a strong arm and played in the same offense Jared Goff did (which might give teams pause), but Webb is closer to Tom Savage, Sean Mannion and Garrett Gilbert in terms of a draft process prospect generating more attention than his play deserves.
Source: The MMQB
Mar 14 - 9:48 AM

The MMQB's Albert Breer mentioned Cal's Davis Webb as one of five QBs who has a chance of being selected in the first round.

We would be more than stunned if this happens. Webb is not close to being ready for the NFL. He was arguably the best quarterback at the Senior Bowl... but the competition was less than ideal. Webb has a big arm, but has only played out of the Air Raid system, a system with a playbook of five to seven concepts that passers master (see Jared Goff). Even if it is not a first round selection, Webb seems destined for a second day pick.
Source: The MMQB
Mar 6 - 10:27 AM

Cal QB Davis Webb said that he can "throw the ball better than anyone."

Davis will try to put his money where his mouth is during Combine drills on Saturday. There are concerns about his throwing mechanics and footwork that still need to be ironed out, but NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah spoke with one executive in mid-February who believes that Webb has the upside to be the best quarterback in this draft class.
Mar 3 - 5:42 PM

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


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