Staff writer Dan Brown covered Cal’s pro day today while I was in Spokane for the NCAA tournament. Here’s his report on Jared Goff’s day in front of the NFL scouts:
On an otherwise gray, cool day at Memorial Stadium, it rained specifically for Jared Goff.
Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton made sure of that by dousing a few footballs with water before handing them to the Cal quarterback.
It was a Pro Day wrinkle designed to see if Goff — and his reportedly small hands — could throw with velocity and accuracy in adverse weather conditions.
Goff launched the wet ones just fine, including a 45-yard deep shot on the final throw of his session Friday in front of NFL draft evaluators.
Asked later about the wet footballs, Goff saw the sunny side.
“Yeah, growing up in California, they probably wanted to see that,” the Novato native and former Marin Catholic High star said. “That makes sense.
“At the same time, I’ve played in cold weather before. I wouldn’t be the first quarterback to go from California to cold weather. I think Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady have done pretty well.”
The Browns have the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft on April 28 and are believed to also be considering North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson, a former Cal offensive coordinator, was on hand Friday for Goff’s workout.
Also in attendance was 49ers head coach Chip Kelly, whose team has the No. 7 overall pick.\
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