Quarterback, California 6ft 4, 215 LBs
|40 yd dash: 4.82 secs||Bench Press: n/a|
|Broad Jump: 9ft 2 inch||3 cone drill: 7.17|
|Vertical Jump: 27 inch||20yd shuttle: n/a|
Back before the world went crazy with trades most thought Goff would wind up getting picked somewhere around #7. Maybe San Francisco would take him, or maybe someone would swoop in in front of the Eagles to get him. It turns out that a team did jump in front of the Eagles, but much higher up than expected. The Los Angeles Rams swept in, handed the Tennessee Titans a fist full of draft picks and walked off with the #1 overall pick and the keys to which ever quarterback they want. That guy is likely to be Goff. So, why Goff? Goff has a lot of the traits you want from your top quarterback pick. He progressed well through his reads in college and was decisive with his throws. While the California offense is designed to put up enormous numbers Goff should enough touch and accuracy on his passes to impress. That’s not to saw Goff is without his weaknesses. He has a very lean frame, giving people pause that he may not be able to withstand the the barrage of hits he will doubtless suffer in the NFL. He has already developed “happy feet” to a certain extent, throwing without proper footwork when pressure starts to come, which can hurt his accuracy. One of the biggest issues with quarterbacks that start getting hit is their eyes drop to watch the rush rather than the coverage. It’s happened to David Carr, Christian Ponder and Blaine Gabbert and it can be very difficult to build the quarterback up again. It’s one of the reasons why Christian Hackenberg isn’t at the top of this draft class any more. Goff also hasn’t demonstrated good arm strength yet. While it’s not as necessary as many scouts believe and it can be developed over time it is still a flag against Goff. Personally, I don’t think that Jared Goff should be the #1 pick in this draft. And if it turns out that the Rams like Carson Wentz more and take the small school quarterback Goff will only have to wait another 10 minutes before the Eagles write his name on their draft card.