Chicago Bears: Top quarterback prospects in 2016 draft

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Jared Goff (6-foot-4, 215 pounds) — Cal

Where Goff goes will be difficult to determine. He is considered to be in the top three prospects, but he can have one of those free-falls that happen to a well-regarded prospect at every draft.

This season, Goff threw for 4,252 yards, with 37 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. For his career, he has thrown for 11,733 yards, with 90 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.

Playing in Cal’s up-tempo offense is the reason why he has those video game numbers. He takes snaps from the shotgun and throws quick passes.

Even so, he has aspects in his game that can lead to his success in a pro-style offense. He has great accuracy on in-cutting routes on any distance, and shows poise in the pocket in the face of a pass rush.

That last part is evident in his success while playing with an overmatched offensive line. In his three seasons at Cal, he has been sacked an incredible 81 times. Because of that, he sometimes appears to have happy feet at times.

Goff has an over-the-top release and can throw passes into tight windows. He can cut up a defense with his deep ball, and has a good touch on the seam.

Goff is a good athlete, but is not a scrambling threat. His accuracy drops a bit when he has to throw on the run.

Goff understands what he has to improve on, and that has scouts confident he can make the adjustments. Remember, the same was said about Marcus Mariota and the spread offense, but he has shown flashes of really good play in his rookie season.

As I mentioned, Jared Goff could go in the top ten, or he could drop a couple of rounds. It will be interesting to see what happens with him.

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