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NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Jared Goff, QB, University of California

By Lijah Spencer (@tweaked74)   

Jared Goff is a stud and our scout Lijah Spencer breaks down his film in his latest scouting report

Jared Goff is a stud and our scout Lijah Spencer breaks down his film in his latest scouting report

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Last Name       Goff                First Name     Jared

College       Cal                    Position      QB

Final Grade     8.25

Height       6’4                     Weight     215 Lbs                 40 speed         4.82
ATHLETIC ABILITY      SECTION GRADE: 8.6
Q.A.B       8.0

Quick Feet 9.5

C.O.D.       8.0

Flexibility 8.5

Coordination 9.0

Goff has good quickness, is very agile within the pocket, and plays with very good balance.

Plays with very quick feet that allows him to stay alive in the pocket and to reset and throw accurately.

Goff has good change of direction which allows him to keep plays alive.

His flexibility is good allowing him to throw on the run.

Goff shows great coordination.

COMPETITIVENESS    SECTION GRADE: 8.5
Toughness 9.0

Clutch Play 7.5

Production 9.0

Consistency 9.0

Team Player 8.5

Pride / Quit 8.5

Goff has shown good toughness throughout his career, often getting hit but playing good through it.

He has the drive and the skill that will allow him to play well in the clutch.

Goff threw for 12,192 yards and 96 Tds in 3 years at Cal.

He proved to be a player that would be productive every week.

Goff was a freshman starter and team captain.

He plays with good pride, always competing through any situation.

MENTAL ALERTNESS  SECTION GRADE: 8.6
Learn / Retain 9.0

Inst/Reaction 8.5

Concentration 8.5

Goff was a day one starter as a freshman learning the playbook quickly.

His instincts within the pocket give him a great ability to stay alive and reset to make a throw.

Shows good concentration, both on the field and off.

STRENGTH / EXPLOSION    SECTION GRADE: 7.3
Body Type 7.5 Goff has good height at 6’4, but has a frail build at 215 Lbs.

Goff been fairly durable, playing all 12 games in two of his three seasons.

He is not an explosive athlete, but isn’t playing a position where he needs to be.

Has good arm strength, and is smart with the football.

Durability 7.5
Explosion 7.0
Play Strength 7.5
GDE        CATEGORY               COMMENTS DESCRIPTION

GAMES VIEWED                COMBINE NOTES

9.0 TECHNIQUE Play with great fundamentals and technique. Vs Texas

Vs Stanford

Vs Usc

Vs Washington St

Vs Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 

VERTICAL JUMP 27

BROAD JUMP     9’2

3 CONE                   7.17

 

8.5 ARM STRENGTH Has very good arm strength and can make all the NFL throws.
     
8.5 2ND LIVES Kept plays alive with his feet to allow 2nd lives
9.0 ACC SHORT IN PKT Very accurate short passer
9.0 ACC LONG IN PKT Good deep ball accuracy
8.5 ACC ON MOVE Has good accuracy while moving
8.0 BIG PLAYS Often buys time with his feet to make a big play down the field.  
8.0 UNDER PRESSURE Did not play behind a great offensive line, but played well under the constant pass rush he would get. CRITICAL FACTORS
8.5 LDRSHIP / POISE Never gets down on himself, always positive, shows good leadership. SIZE     7.5                     ATH.ABILITY       7.5

STRENGTH   7.0         COMPETES           8.0

PLAY SPEED 7.5

8.5 READ DEFENSES Often goes to his 2nd 3rd and 4th reads on a pass play, reads defense well.
8.0 BIG ERRORS Did have some INT’s and fumbles, but has improved ball security.
STRONG POINTS WEAKNESSES
Footwork, arm strength, fundamentals, pocket mobility

 

His frail build could lead to injuries. Tends to be less accurate early in games
SUMMARY
Jared Goff is the most NFL ready QB in the draft. He has great footwork which allows him to reset, square his hips, and make an accurate throw quickly after escaping trouble. His arm strength is very good, and he has very good short, medium, and deep accuracy. He has good ability to throw accurately on the run. He ran mostly a spread offense in college, but he often would go to his 2nd 3rd and 4th reads on a pass play, and could call audibles at the line, showing good command of his offense. He threw for 4,714 yards and 43 Tds in his last year at Cal. I believe Jared Goff will be a quality starter in the NFL with the ability to reach Pro Bowl Status. He should be a top ten pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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