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Cal junior QB Jared Goff said that he wants to "take it to the next level" this season.

Said Goff, "I don't want to be a guy who came here and got a bunch of stats and didn't win a bunch of games." With the 6-foot-4, 205-pound junior at the helm, the team has won just a quarter of its games despite some brilliant stats from the gunslinger. He completed 62% of his passes for 3,973 yards and a 35/7 TD/INT ratio last season. Whether he declares for the 2016 NFL Draft or opts to stay in school for his senior season, analysts consider Goff to have the attributes necessary to be a possible No. 1 overall selection.
Aug 28 - 7:18 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff "could emerge as a candidate for the first overall pick of the 2016 (or 2017) draft," CBS Sport's Rob Rang believes.

The draft analyst believes Goff "offers exciting traits, as well, including impressive accuracy on short and intermediate passes, functional mobility and toughness." Last year, the UCLA prospect threw for for 3,973 yards with a 35/7 TD/INT ratio on a 62-percent completion percentage. Last month, Rang stated that Goff is the "best talent at the position at Cal since Aaron Rodgers."
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 26 - 2:28 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff said that the possibility of playing in the NFL is "not in [his] head right now."

Said Goff, "I want to win games this year and let everything else like [the NFL Draft] take care of itself when this is all over." The 6-foot-4, 205-pound junior sits atop the quarterback rankings of ESPN draft analysts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr.. Earlier this month, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that scouts believed that Goff has "franchise potential." The gunslinger posted some gaudy numbers last season, completing 62% of his passes for 3,973 yards and a 35/7 TD/INT ratio. Head coach Sonny Dykes, who also coached Packers star Aaron Rogers, said "I certainly think he has a very bright future with us and a very bright future when he’s done playing at Cal."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 25 - 5:21 PM

California redshirt junior WR Kenny Lawler "has a good degree of upside" according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Pauline specifically cited Lawler as a "nice-sized target." The junior stands 6-foot-3, 195 pounds. CBS Sports analyst Rob Rang has also previously noted the receiver's build and ability to make the "spectacular catch." A year ago, Lawler caught 54 passes for 701 yards and nine touchdowns. He'll need to supplement his obvious physical tools with improved route-running in his junior campaign if he hopes to rise in the draft.
Aug 19 - 9:56 PM

Scouts feel Cal junior QB Jared Goff "has franchise potential" at the next level, according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

"Several west coast scouts have told me while they like Cody Kessler of USC they feel Jared Goff has franchise potential. And though I like Goff, I’m not ready to anoint him to that level just yet," Pauline wrote. Last season, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Goff passed for for 3,973 yards with a 35/7 TD/INT ratio on a 62-percent completion percentage. In Goff's time at Cal, he's thrown for 7,481 yards, with 53 passing touchdowns.
Aug 19 - 4:04 PM

Cal junior C Matt Cochran has left the school.

The school gave no reason for Cochran, the projected starting center, abruptly leaving. A spokesman only divulged he's still a student at Cal. Matt's brother, Aaron Cochran, is a sophomore offensive lineman still on Cal's roster. Addison Ooms and Michael Trani are now the top two centers on Cal's depth chart.
Jul 30 - 5:44 PM

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


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