Jared Goff, QB, California
But, but, but... Most of the mockers are mocking Carson Wentz to the Browns!
I wince at Wentz.
SOURCES TELL US:
"I wish somebody would start some rumor to get (Jared) Goff to fall in the draft. Let's get that small-hand talk going! We would take him tomorrow. He's the best quarterback in this draft and it's not as close as the media is making it sound." -- NFC executive
I agree. Someone somewhere started some rumor that Carson Wentz is da man. In fact, I bet you can find 3-4 talking heads bandying about superlatives of his measurables and abilities. Look.
No offense to Wentz. He was decent at North Dakota State.
In two seasons as a starter there, Wentz posted 4,762 yards passing for 42 TDs and 14 interceptions (3:1), and a quite dandy 936 yards rushing (with 12 TDs). He also basically completed right around 63% of his passes against FCS competition over that time.
At 6'5" and being among the NFL combine leaders for QBs at the 40 yard dash, broad jump, and 3 cone drill, I can see how the 23 year old (24 during the 2016 season) would pique the interest of analysts (and some scouts).
Enter Sandman. Sorry, Goff. Enter Goff.
Jared Goff (aka Ryan Gosling's soul brother) has steadily improved as a passer over each of his 3 years as a starter at Cal. For the sake of comparison, over the past two years Goff threw for 8,687 yards and 78 TDs to 20 interceptions (~4:1) against FBS competition. Like Wentz, Goff threw for around 63% over that time as well.
The 6'4" Goff has a big arm - and not shy about taking shots downfield, is highly adept at moving in the pocket, and generally makes good decisions. While he's had some fumble issues and while he'd likely prefer to forget his 5 interception campaign against Utah, Goff is an intelligent QB with a lot of potential who I agree compares favorably to Matt Ryan.
The RG3 signing notwithstanding, I think Cleveland finally hits on a franchise QB selecting Goff at #2.
And if not? It's Cleveland.
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Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.
Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2016 CSC Community Mock Draft Hub.
||Selection||Team Representative||Approval Rating|
|1||Tennessee||Leremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss||Chris Dunnells|
|2||Cleveland||Jared Goff, QB, California||quickdrawdoc|
|10||New York Giants||Johnny BeGood|
|12||New Orleans||Dave Cariello|
|15||Los Angeles Rams||quickdrawdoc|
|20||New York Jets||RyanAb9|
|27||Green Bay||Johnny BeGood|
|29||New England (Forfeited)||Forfeited pick||---------||--------|