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while goff boasts plenty of admirable traits, he does come with some concerns. he hasn't missed a game due to injury at cal but possesses a relatively spindly frame with long, lean limbs. tiring of picking himself off the ground has led to goff developing a bad habit of happy feet in the pocket and though he has shown admirable courage in taking hits to deliver passes, he too often throws without his feet set, sapping velocity and accuracy.
Goff is a good athlete for the position but isn't a true scrambling threat and his accuracy drops when attempting to throw on the run. Dykes' offense rarely calls for traditional deep balls down the sideline, although Gray has shown improvement in his downfield touch throughout the 2015 season.
goff has a snappy over-the-top release and isn't afraid to zip the ball through tight windows, typically leading his receivers away from danger. he possesses enough arm strength to complete deep outs to the opposite sideline and shows good touch down the seam. the composure and toughness he has shown while being beaten up behind an overmatched offensive line also won't go unnoticed by scouts.
Goff can be downright surgical in his ability to pick apart defenses, showing deft touch on deep balls down the sideline and up the middle.
he clearly has room for improvement in several areas, but goff is the type of quarterback who understands his deficiencies and what he needs to do in order to improve. and that's why scouts are optimistic for his future.
--Dane Brugler & Rob Rang (2/16/16)
goff showed development in several critical areas in 2015, specifically with pressure. he is doing a better job recognizing blitzes pre-snap, manipulating the pocket post-snap and finding the open read. his fantastic footwork and lower body mechanics allow him to always be in the "ready" position to easily come to balance and deliver, which isn't a common trait for most college passers.
in our view
Goff displays passing anticipation downfield, a resilient approach and coordinated feet in the pocket, which are always in sync with his body rhythm and allow him to reset his vision and find the open read.
There is no denying that Goff's production is inflated due to coach Sonny Dykes' up-tempo spread offense, which provides the quarterback the ball out of shotgun and quick passes to the perimeter. That said, Goff shows many of the traits scouts are looking for in a pro-style quarterback, including impressive accuracy on in-cutting routes in the short, intermediate and deep levels, the courage to stand in the pocket and enough functional mobility to buy time.
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons -- Tall, smart passers without an elite arm, both have the mental processor and pocket mechanics to be consistently deliver downfield.
Passed for a combined 7,687 yards and 93 touchdowns with 18 interceptions in three varsity seasons from 2010-12, completing 477-of-767 passes (62.2%) Three varsity teams combined to post a 39-4 overall record and 20-1 Marin County League mark on their way to one appearance in the state title game, one North Coast Section crown, three NCS playoff appearances and three MCL championships Earned All-American honors from SuperPrep as a 2012 senior and played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, completing 4-of-6 passes for 29 yards, and was also selected for the Cal State Game but did not play due to injury Racked up several other honors as a senior including being named to the Top 150 Dream Team (PrepStar), second-team All-State (Cal-Hi Sports), All-NorCal (MaxPreps), Metro Player of the Year (San Francisco Chronicle), North Bay Player of the Year, first-team All-Metro (Bay Area News Group, San Francisco Chronicle), Marin County League Player of the Year and first-team All-MCL Led the Metro Area with 3,692 passing yards and 40 touchdown passes as a senior, completing 235-of-368 passes (63.9%) while throwing 12 interceptions Threw for 262 yards and four TDs and ran for another in the Division III state championship game loss to San Diego Madison that completed a 14-2 senior season in which his squad won NCS and MCL titles Completed 185-of-299 passes (61.9%) for 3,179 yards with 44 touchdowns to only four interceptions as a 2011 junior to earn first-team All-State (MaxPreps), first-team All-Metro, MCL Player of the Year and first-team All-MCL honors for a team that reached the NCS finals and won the MCL title while compiling a 13-1 overall record and a 6-1 league mark Completed 57-of-100 passes (57.0%) for 816 yards with nine touchdowns and two interceptions as a 2010 sophomore for a team that won the MCL title and advanced to the NCS semifinals before finishing 12-1 overall and 7-0 in league play
Full name is Jared Thomas Goff Born October 14, 1994 Parents are Jerry and Nancy Goff Dad was a catcher who played Major League Baseball with Montreal (1990, 1992), Pittsburgh (1993-94) and Detroit (1995-96) following his collegiate baseball career at Cal that included All-America, All-District 8 and All-Pac-10 honors in 1986 Has been active in the community including a special friendship he has formed cystic fibrosis patient Owen Provencher of Sacramento Major is sociology
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