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Goff will be first once again

Not only was Jared Goff the first player taken in the NFL draft, but the Rams' No. 1 pick will also be the only Class of 2016 quarterback to start in Week 1. Ten draft takeaways


Highlights: Kenny Lawler

The Seahawks added another weapon in Round 7, taking the former Cal wide receiver. Check out some of Lawler's best highlights.


Highlights: Daniel Lasco

The Saints added a diminutive, shifty weapon in Round 7, taking the Cal running back. Check out some of Lasco's best highlights.


Highlights: Trevor Davis

The Packers added another offensive weapon in Round 5, taking the former Cal wide receiver. Check out some of Davis' best highlights.

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Third time's the charm?

Thursday night marked the third time in the common draft era that a Cal player landed in the top two picks. Jared Goff joins Steve Bartkowski as the only Cal QBs to go No. 1 overall.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

Jared Goff is more pro-ready right now, but I think Carson Wentz can be as good or better. Wentz has exceptional mental makeup. He's big and mobile. Yes, he only started 23 games at the FCS level, but don't be fooled by low-hanging fruit.

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Bio Blast: Jared Goff

The Los Angeles Rams made Goff the first selection of the 2016 draft. Goff left Cal as the record holder in pass yards and pass touchdowns and thrived against the blitz in college.


Kiper scouting report: Jared Goff

Get to know the newest Ram, No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. Mel Kiper Jr. offers his analysis on the former Cal quarterback's game.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Pocket mobility and vision. Those are two keys to Jared Goff's game. Add in the quick release and the high-level football IQ. There should be an expected transition process with Goff moving into the Rams' pro-style offense, but this club needed a major boost at the position. Run the ball, play defense under Gregg Williams and reduce the stress on Goff as a rookie.

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Winners aren't always first

If Jared Goff is selected first overall by the Los Angeles Rams, he will have the lowest win percentage of any QB selected with the top pick in the common draft era. Fellow Golden Bear Steve Bartkowski currently holds the mark.

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The Cleveland Golden Bears?

The Browns would be a good home for Cal's entire draft class. Just the fact that Jared Goff is a member of the class is enough to tantalize Cleveland, but there are other prizes among the Golden Bears entering this year's draft. If NFL teams could pick CFB teams (Insider)

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They weren't kidding -- it's a close call

We knew it was a close call, but we didn't realize it was this close. Cal QB Jared Goff and North Dakota state QB Carson Wentz are nearly identical in each category besides in TD/interception rate.

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The Pac-12 has 14 players committed in the initial ESPN 300: Stanford, 3, Oregon 2, UCLA 2, USC 2, Washington 2, Arizona 1, Arizona State 1 and Cal 1.

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QB candidate watch: California

The Golden Bears are trying to figure out who will replace Jared Goff at quarterback, and it appears to be a three-way competition.

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How did Goff, Bosa, Tunsil rank as recruits?

We've been scouting top NFL draft prospect for a long time. We compare how Jared Goff, Jalen Ramsey and other scouting report compare and how they've changed from high school to now.

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Colorado confident QB Webb will honor transfer

Colorado is still expecting Davis Webb to transfer there, coach Mike MacIntyre said, despite the QB reportedly talking to California, Auburn and Mississippi State.

The draft's QB quandary

Christian Hackenberg, Paxton Lynch, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, or Connor Cook -- if you're an NFL team looking for a quarterback, which one stands out the most? We crunched the numbers to figure out, according to the metrics, which QB is the best bet. QBs by the numbers

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal coach Sonny Dykes touts new OC Jake Spavital as a guy who has molded a lot of good QBs, thinks he'll do it in Berkeley too. Says what makes him really great is how he communicates with players and coaches. Says the offense might look a little bit different at times to a trained eye as the two coaches have blended their concepts.


NFL Insiders debate No. 1 overall player

Cal's Jared Goff has the tools to be a franchise quarterback for years to come, according to a few of our NFL experts. "A quarterback will always be the No. 1 player in a year when there is at least one top-level quarterback prospect." -- Aaron Schatz Who's the No. 1 overall player? (Insider)

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Goff-Wentz choice not an easy one

With the No. 1 overall pick in next week's draft, the Rams can't go wrong with either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. Both produced far more TDs than interceptions, although Wentz missed eight games in 2015 due to a broken wrist.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson said today his son, Hardy, will join the Illini as a graduate transfer linebacker in July after finishing summer school at Cal. "We had a chance to talk about two weeks ago and had a pretty good discussion," the elder Nickerson said. "It was totally his decision. He wanted to make the change and come here. ... He's a leader and he has a knack for just making plays." The younger Nickerson knows the scheme as he played in a version of it for his father as a high school player.