Eagles Working Out Goff
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) — The Eagles are continuing their due diligence for the 2016 NFL Draft Monday by holding a private workout with former University of California quarterback Jared Goff, according to former scout John Middlekauff.
Middlekauff, now a radio host in San Francisco, cements the details after it was reported by CrossingBroad.com that both Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson were spotted flying to the Bay Area.
Goff, of course, is regarded as one of the top two quarterbacks available in this year's process, along with North Dakota State's Carson Wentz, with most NFL personnel people tabbing the Cal product as the more pro-ready of the two but giving Wentz the nod when it comes to the physical skill set as well as his ceiling as a player.
There are some souces around the NFL who believe the Eagles are intent on finding the long-term answer at the game's most important position sooner rather than later despite bringing back Sam Bradford and signing Chase Daniel as the backup. That said, a lot of dominoes would have to fall correctly for either Goff or Wentz to be available at No. 8 overall.
The 21-year-old Goff started three years at Cal and completed 64.5 percent of his passes for 4,714 yards with 43 touchdowns in 2015.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973ESPN.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen