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NFL Research: Who is Jared Goff?

With Jared Goff being named the Rams' starting QB on Tuesday, NFL Research takes a look back at Goff's college career, as well as some other notable QBs selected first overall in the NFL Draft.

Jared Goff profile

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 215 pounds

Age: 22 years old

Drafted: 1st round, 1st overall in 2017 NFL Draft

Goff's stats in the preseason

Goff was the worst of the Rams' three QBs in the 2016 preseason

-Case Keenum (2016 preseason): 18/24, 188 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 111.1 passer rating

-Sean Mannion (2016 preseason): 39/60, 325 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT, 94.1 passer rating

-Jared Goff (2016 preseason): 22/49, 232 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INT, 55.8 passer rating

Goff's predecessors

Goff was the eighth QB in the common draft era (since 1967) to not start as a rookie in Week 1 after being drafted No. 1 overall

-Other notable No. 1 picks who didn't start in Week 1 of rookie season: Alex Smith (2005), Eli Manning (2004), Carson Palmer (2003), Michael Vick (2001)

-The 2004 New York Giants started Eli Manning (first overall pick in 2004) for the first time in Week 11, replacing Kurt Warner. That Giants team started the season 5-4 with Warner, but had a 1-6 record with Manning over the final seven games.

Unprecedented circumstances

-Goff has seen five rookie QBs from his draft class start before him (Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott, Jacoby Brissett, Cody Kessler, Paxton Lynch) 

-Goff is the first rookie QB drafted first overall to see at least five drafted rookie QBs from his class start before him in the common draft era 

Goff's college career

Goff had a 14-23 career record at the University of California, Berkeley. He is one of just four QBs to be selected in the first round after having a losing record as a college starter.

-Other first-round pick QBs who had losing records in college: Jake Locker (2011), Josh Freeman (2009), Jay Cutler (2006)

Goff vs. ranked teams in college

Goff faced eight ranked teams in his college career (AP Top 25 at time of the game)

-Record: 0-8

-Completion percentage: 59.9

-Pass YPG: 290.9  

-TD-INT: 12-10

-NFL passer rating: 80.1

-Overall point differential: Cal 190, Opponents 375 

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