The University of California held its pro day in the Bay Area on Friday. Among those NFL teams with the biggest presence in Berkeley were the San Francisco 49ers.
With 49ers head coach Chip Kelly in attendance, Goff reportedly dominated the workout, further cementing his status as a potential top-10 pick in next month’s draft.
A local boy, Goff grew up about 20 miles north of San Francisco in Novato, California. He also grew up a fan of the red and gold.
So when posed with the question about his thoughts on potentially being selected by San Francisco, Goff’s response wasn’t necessarily too surprising:
“I think it would be great,” Goff said, via CSN Bay Area. “It would be a really cool thing. Growing up a fan of them (49ers), it would be awesome.”
In possession of the seventh pick, San Francisco could very well select Goff in the first round. That’s only magnified by the fact that Colin Kaepernick is currently on the trade block, and the 49ers don’t have much behind him on the depth chart.
It might not have a direct correlation, but it is also important to note that the San Francisco passed up on then CAL quarterback and self-anointed 49ers fan Aaron Rodgers in lieu of Alex Smith in the 2005 NFL draft.
Would Chip Kelly and Trent Baalke want to repeat that mistake? If Goff’s comments from Friday are any indication, he sure the heck hopes not.