It seems NFL personnel executives pretty much see one current pro quarterback when they evaluate Cal’s Jared Goff: Matt Ryan.
Daniel Jeremiah, media analyst for NFL.com, spoke with five NFL personnel folks and the unanimous comparison they made to Goff was the Atlanta Falcons star.
Both are 6-foot-4 and lean. Ryan, who played his college ball at Boston College, is 30 years old. Amazingly, Goff is 20 for another week.
“He’s a pure, tall pocket passer,” one NFL executive said.
“He has a tall, skinny frame and plays with a gunslinger mentality,” said another.
“Everything that I find out about him background-wise reminds me of Matt Ryan. They’re both very accurate passers with good size,” a third scout said.
Added a fourth, “He reminds me of Matt Ryan, but has much better arm strength.”
The final exec said they are similar despite coming out of college systems that are totally different.
“Ryan was coming out of pro system at Boston College and Goff is in a pure spread system,” the scout said. “Because of that, the transition will be a little tougher for Goff. Talent-wise, they’re very similar.”
Both Ryan and Goff are having superb seasons.
Ryan has completed 67.1 percent of his attempts for 1,202 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions for the 4-0 Falcons.
Goff has completed 70.2 percent for 1,630 yards with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions for the 5-0 Bears.