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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

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein cautions that NFL teams will be judging Cal junior QB Jared Goff's "play traits and football acumen rather than getting swept up in the numbers."

As the star quarterback in an Air Raid offense, Goff put up huge numbers last year and is expected to easily surpass them this fall. Scouts will try to look past them in projecting Goff to the next level. "Goff's tall, thin frame could use more muscle and he will need to keep his throws from sailing as they did at times in 2014," Zierlein wrote. "Goff was asked to carry the offensive load for the last two years, so his third season as starter should see Goff even more comfortable and calm than he was in his highly productive 2014 campaign. With more poise and experience, Goff will open many NFL eyes." 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.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 23 - 1:01 AM

Cal redshirt junior LB Hardy Nickerson Jr. says the team's defense will be improved in 2015.

Nickerson will have the same defensive coordinator for a second straight season for the very first time at Cal in 2015. "It's the same terminology, we're not having to relearn new schemes -- that's great," Nickerson said. "This whole spring we were able to just focus on our technique and getting better in that instead of spending that time learning new plays." Nickerson's father played linebacker for the Golden Bears from 1983 to 1986 and went on to star for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL. The younger Nickerson isn't going to break his dad's school records -- he'd need 369 tackles to take that record -- but he's on the NFL's radar.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 18 - 7:24 PM

NFL Media ranks California junior RB Khalfani Muhammad as their No.3 fastest players in college football.

"Cal is primarily a passing team, but the diminutive back can rack up yards on the ground. He won back-to-back sprint titles in California in high school (only the third person ever to do so) and posted the second-fastest 100-meter-dash time (a wind-aided time of 10.35 seconds) among FBS football players this track season," College Football 24/7's Bryan Fischer wrote. The 5-foot-7, 170-pound Muhammad leads all current Cal players in all-purpose yards (2,205), all-purpose yards per game (100.2), kickoff returns (60) and kickoff return yards (1,295).
Source: NFL.com
Jun 11 - 4:04 PM

ESPN's Kyle Bonagura notes that there's "no denying" Cal junior QB Jared Goff's "top-of-the-first-round potential."

"Whether it works out that way is guesswork -- he still needs to add weight to his 6-4, 210-pound frame -- but he checks nearly every box NFL scouts covet and has the production to warrant consideration," Bonagura wrote. Rotoworld's Josh Norris slotted Goff No. 15 in his 2016 mock draft and compared him to Jimmy Garoppolo. Goff threw for 3,973 yards on a 62-percent completion percentage with a 35/7 TD/INT ratio last year.
Source: ESPN.com
May 31 - 6:17 PM

ESPN's Travis Haney believes Cal junior QB Jared Goff is a superb Heisman value at 50-1 odds.

We agree. "There’s a sense from Pac-12 folks that Goff -- a QB prototype at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds -- could really break out in his third season and elevate his name on NFL draft boards," Haney wrote. "The Heisman radar could very well work in concert with Goff’s professional prospects." Goff threw for 3,973 yards on a 62-percent completion percentage with a 35/7 TD/INT ratio last year. The Bears will be much improved in 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
May 27 - 8:24 PM

Yahoo's Eric Edholm ranks Cal junior QB Jared Goff as the No. 2 draft prospect.

Joey Bosa, of course, was No. 1. "Yes, over quarterbacks such as Christian Hackenberg, Cardale Jones and Connor Cook," Edholm wrote of Goff. "Goff has a chance to go supersonic this season playing in Sonny Dykes' 'Air Raid' offense and is often compared to, style-wise, former Bears QB Aaron Rodgers." The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Goff threw for 3,973 yards last year in 12 games. Throwing for 5,000 isn't out of the question in 2015.
May 26 - 10:00 PM

Cal junior QB Jared Goff "has a lot of good tools, particularly his release, and he's bulked up to 210 pounds heading into this season," reports SB Nation's Dan Kadar.

"He's a player to watch who could really rise throughout the season," wrote Kadar. You know we agree. Rotoworld is driving the Goff bandwagon along with ESPN's Mel Kiper, who ranks him No. 9 on his 2016 Big Board. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound star threw for 3,973 yards last year and we're predicting well more than 4,000 this time around. Rotoworld's Josh Norris compares Goff to Jimmy Garoppolo.
Source: SB Nation
May 22 - 9:21 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Cal junior QB Jared Goff No. 9 on his 2016 Big Board.

"The big sell here is a big-time arm," he wrote. "Goff can drill the ball down the field and into tight windows with ease, and he has strong movement skills and anticipation for a player with good length who seems to see the whole field. Goff's totals are going to be significant, so the question of whether the skills translate quickly will be the key question." The 6-foot-4, 210-pound star threw for 3,973 yards last year on a 62-percent completion percentage with a 35/7 TD/INT ratio. In that offense, he should comfortably exceed 4,000 yards in 2015. Rotoworld's Josh Norris slotted Goff No. 15 in a recent mock draft and compared him to Jimmy Garoppolo.
May 15 - 10:52 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay mocked Cal junior QB Jared Goff to the Cardinals at No. 9.

"The Cardinals eventually need to find a long-term replacement at quarterback for Carson Palmer, who will turn 36 this year," he wrote. "Goff has good size (6-4, 210 pounds), a big arm and is a naturally accurate passer. He was really productive as a true sophomore in 2014: 3,973 yards, 35 TDs, 7 INTs." Rotoworld's Josh Norris slotted Goff No. 15 and compared him to Jimmy Garoppolo. "He is willing to look at multiple receivers and has a quick motion," Norris wrote. "However, some will question his velocity since defensive backs are frequently close to making plays on his passes."
May 9 - 7:34 PM

The FBS is adding three more bowl games in 2015, bringing the total to 42.

If you think bowl season boasts too many games, then tune out these three new contests. Per Brett McMurphy, the three games are in Tucson (Mountain West vs. Conference USA), Austin (AAC vs. Sun Belt) and Orlando (AAC vs. Sun Belt).
May 6 - 11:07 AM

Cal WR Chris Harper "is at his best as a slot or underneath target" at the next level.

The Cal prospect decided to leave early for the NFL, unfortunately, Harper did not receive an invite to the combine to showcase his talents. The 6-foot, 180-pounder had a down year in 2014, hauling in 52 receptions, six receiving touchdowns, and 634 receiving yards. Harper posted 70 receptions for a team-leading 852 yards and five touchdowns the previous season. The Seahawks have shown interest in Harper, and brought him in for an official visit with the team.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 28 - 3:48 PM

Cal WR Chris Harper will visit the Seahawks.

Harper was an early draft entrant but did not receive a Combine invitation. His numbers dipped during his final season at call, but Harper is a lean receiver who wins with agility.
Mar 21 - 1:36 PM

Cal DL Brennan Scarlett intends to transfer.

Rivals' Andy Drukarev, who covers Stanford, says the Cardinal are a "very possible destination" due to depth. Scarlett's brother is also a member of Stanford's 2015 class. Scarlett is eligible to play immediately after graduation. He has a large injury history which ended multiple seasons.
Mar 10 - 11:24 AM


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