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Jared Goff

Nov 29, 2014; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears quarterback Jared Goff (16) throws the ball against the Brigham Young Cougars during the fourth quarter at Memorial Stadium. The Brigham Young Cougars defeated the California Golden Bears 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Quarterback

College: California

Height: 6’4″

Weight: 205

Game: California (6-4) at Stanford (8-2) – Saturday, November 21st – 9:30 P.M. CT – ESPN

Jared Goff is the prize of the NFL Draft quarterback class. Currently sitting atop Matt Miller of Bleacher Report’s draft rankings, Goff is the player that can be considered a franchise changer.

Goff’s mechanics are phenomenal and he is a smart player. He is able to make every throw and accelerates while on the run. The downside, he is inconsistent.  He has tendency to be a streaky player which is a double-edged sword.

"“Goff is close to perfect as a quarterback prospect, and his flaws are all fixable ones”"

There have been times that Goff has looked less than stellar this season. With a few outings consisting of multiple interceptions, he is not a finished product. The characteristic that separates Goff from his counterparts has been that he has consistently shown improvement throughout his collegiate career.

Every year Goff will attack the areas of his game that are seen as a weakness and will return the following year having improved upon those traits.

Goff could follow in the footsteps of the career of fellow Cal signal caller, Aaron Rodgers. Goff could be a high selection for the Chicago Bears, but could sit behind current Bears quarterback Jay Cutler  for at least a year while getting elevated to the professional level.

Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller compares the California signal caller to that of New York Giants signal caller, Eli Manning. Miller stated in his scouting notebook, “Goff is close to perfect as a quarterback prospect, and his flaws are all fixable ones.”

Make sure to check out Goff, and the rest of the Cal football team as they battle in state rival, Stanford, this coming Saturday.

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