With no named starter in San Francisco, the question continues to surface: What does 49ers head coach Chip Kelly look for in a quarterback?
As the draft looms, former NFL executive and current analyst Charley Casserly weighed in on the 49ers' quarterback situation.
"I think what Chip Kelly wants in a quarterback – and by the way, I'm sure this guy scouted him in college, so he already has an opinion on him – is No. 1, what I've been told is this: quick decision-making, and accuracy with the football," Casserly said on NFL Network.
"Quick-decision making? Give (Goff) a triple-plus there," Casserly added. "The ball comes out quick, good ability to go to the second receiver, exceptional vision downfield for a quarterback, as far as reading things. Now, accuracy, I like him short to medium, but he's about a 50-50 guy when the ball is going deep.
"I've seen him good on the fade, good on the touch, and miss some balls (deep)," Casserly said.
Goff agrees with the evaluations of his accuracy, recently telling Sports Illustrated's MMQB, “I think my accuracy is as good as it gets at this level. I think my pocket presence and my ability to extend plays speak for themselves."
In Goff's three seasons at Cal, he threw for 12,195 yards and 96 touchdowns, while tossing 30 interceptions. He never threw a red-zone interception in his career.
The Cal quarterback also led the nation in touchdowns last year with 43 in the air.
Goff had great success with one pattern, finishing with a 140.4 QB rating and an impressive 21.0 yards per attempt on post routes in 2015, according to Pro Football Focus.
His 8.0 total yards per play was second in the Pac-12 last year, and seventh in the NCAA.
Goff, 21, is among the top three passers in the draft and is projected to go in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft in April.