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Prospect Profile: Jared Goff

Take a look at the QB from Cal working his arm on the field.

*In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2016 NFL Draft, will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 28th. *

We continue the series with a scouting report of Cal QB Jared Goff.

Name: Jared Goff
School: California
Height: 6-4
Weight: 215 pounds
Position: QB
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Aaron Rodgers was the last Cal quarterback to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Teams have waited three years for the chance to make Jared Goff the next one ever since he burst onto the scene as a true freshman in 2013.

The Cal QB has impressed since day one, setting the school's single-season records in passing yards (3,508), completions (320) and attempts (531) while completing 60.3% of his passes for 18 touchdowns.  He blew those numbers away as a sophomore, completing 316 of 509 attempts (62.1%) for 3,973 yards and a then school-record 35 TD passes.  His last season in 2015 is one that will long be remembered as he completed 341 of 529 attempts (64.5%) to set Pac-12 single-season records in both passing yards (4,719) and touchdowns (43).

A smooth thrower with a natural delivery, the 6-4, 215-pounder has a quick release with strong zip on the ball.  Goff spins it with top velocity and can make all the throws with pinpoint accuracy.  Calm under pressure, he also has enough mobility to make men miss in the pocket.

Critics point out he thrived in a spread offense that differs greatly from the systems he'll be asked to operate in the NFL.  Nonetheless, Goff possesses all the tools to be a franchise quarterback.

Combine Metrics
40-Yard Dash:4.82 seconds
Vertical Jump: 27.5 inches
Broad Jump: 110.0 inches
3-Cone Drill: 7.17 seconds

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