With all the offseason momentum with Carson Wentz, QB Jared Goff made his case for No. 1 QB in the draft Friday. And a good cast it was at California’s pro day, which took place in front of scouts from all 32 NFL teams. Goff didn’t dink and dunk for easy completions, he made the harder throws look easy.
All in all, Goff threw 69 passes in his throwing session, and completed 61 of them with two drops. NFL Network draft analysts Bucky Brooks, Daniel Jeremiah and Mayock were all on hand. And they were impressed with the way Goff spun the ball and the degree of difficulty of the workout, which included plenty of deeper throws off of seven-step drops.
Mayock said, “He stepped up and put on a show. I like the script they went through. They weren’t afraid to let this kid show off his timing, touch and accuracy.”
Jeremiah said, “This was not a scripted winner. There weren’t just a bunch of lay-ups out there. On the deep ball, you saw some nice touch on a couple of them. He overthrew two, and one underthrow. So I thought it was a little bit mixed on the deep ball. But I like the fact that they were taking shots in this workout.
“If you wanted to see a couple pinpoint throws, he gave you that. It just wasn’t a flawless pro day. It was solid.”
Brooks would go on to add, “I think it’s commendable that he showed tougher throws. He could’ve basically mailed it in, do an easy workout today, but he’s actually giving scouts everything that they want to see in terms of using the entire field.”
Goff even measured in better with his hand size than at the combine.
Did Goff just gain some ground?