Former Cal quarterback Kevin Riley admits it would take “a little luck” to make it in the NFL. But working out for NFL scouts is something in his power, so he took advantage of that chance at Pro Day.
“I’m just trying to give myself a chance,” Riley said. “I know I can throw with the best of any of them. Hopefully I will get a little luck and it works out. I love football, so why not give it a chance when I got a chance.”
Riley is fully recovered from his season-ending knee and calf injury he suffered at Oregon State on Oct. 30. He’s been running at full speed for about a month now but is still wearing a knee brace.
Riley says he’s keeping all of his options open, which includes playing in the CFL.
“Obviously, it’s a little kid’s dream to play in the NFL so I’ll give it a shot,” Riley said. “If I don’t, I’ll probably try CFL or something like that. Football is fun, so why not play it if you have a chance?”
I asked Riley to handicap the quarterback competiton for this season, but he wouldn’t take the bait.
“If one of them puts it all together, they’ll get it,” Riley said. “They’re all good at something.”