For many people the name Jared Goff may not ring a bell, yet. The University of California quarterback is a 6’4 stud with amazing fluidity in his throwing motion. The interesting part about Goff is even at 6’4 he has mobility to extend plays, combined with his arm strength, Goff has NFL scouts drooling over his potential. Goff is a rare electric talent that often gets overlooked for whatever reason, perhaps being on the west coast is the cause many people are unaware how talented this kid really is.
Name: Jared Goff
College: University of California
40 time: 4.82
Projected round in NFL draft: 1st
As a sophomore last season Goff threw for 3,973 yards, 35 touchdowns to only 7 interceptions. Those are magnificent numbers for a player many people have yet to hear about. This year as a Junior Goff has thrown for 630 yards with 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Goff will be in his fair share of shootout games as California generally struggles on defense, but looks to be an improved unit this season. The Jared Goff name will continue to grow throughout the 2015 campaign and rightfully so. Goff is the kind of player that will start sneaking up Heisman ballots, if the Cal team can string together some wins, providing more exposure to his talents.
- Strong arm
- Accuracy on short to intermediate routes
- NFL size
- Great footwork
- Plays in a spread offense
- At times holds the ball too long and forces the issue
- Not proven under pressure
If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out Jared Goff for yourself, you are doing yourself a disservice. The Novato, California native if for real. Jared Goff will be a first round draft pick in the upcoming draft and is drawing comparisons to Aaron Rodgers at this point in his career. The junior signal caller will look to improve his draft stock as the year progresses and continue to gain national exposure, perhaps a few major awards along the way.