Positive: Three-year starter who completed 64.5% of his throws and set PAC 12 records with 4719 yards passing and 43 TDs last season. Sophomore totals included 3973 yards passing after 3508 yards the prior year. Accurate, instinctive signal caller with great upside. Patient in the pocket, remains poised under all conditions and scans the field, going through progressions. Quickly sets up with the pocket. Consistently throws with solid fundamentals and has a smooth, over-the-top delivery. Natural looking off the safety, does a solid job with his defensive reads and improvises when plays breakdown. Accurate with terrific pass placement. Puts the ball in front of receivers and does not make them work hard to come away with the reception. Displays a great sense of knowing where his targets are on the field, easily slides outside the pocket to make the throw on the move and puts air under passes, letting receivers run to the ball. Keeps his eyes down the field looking for pass catchers rather than worrying about pass rushers, displays a great sense of timing and does not have receivers waiting on the ball. Puts touch on throws when necessary. Throws terrific corner and fade patterns and always gives receivers a chance to make the catch. True leader on the field and controls the offense.
Negative: At times holds the ball a little too long in the pocket. Played in a system where he primarily lined up in the shotgun formation with three or four receivers sets. Has a thin build and may struggle holding up against the rush at the next level.
Analysis: From the time he stepped on the field as a freshman Goff was an impact player who consistently improved his game. He very much reminds me of Peyton Manning during his junior season with his ability to improvise and accurately place his throws. Goff may need a bit of time before he's truly NFL ready but comes with great upside and should be a productive NFL quarterback if properly coached.