ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando went to Orlando, Florida, to watch Jon Gruden's QB Camp tapings with seven draft-eligible quarterbacks. Below, Sando has written up Gruden's biggest takeaways from the interviews and throwing sessions, in Gruden's voice.
Five takeaways on Jared Goff
1. The Matt Ryan comparisons are a little lazy
I've heard a lot of people compare Goff to Ryan and I can see some similarities, but there are critical differences too. Ryan came out as the closest thing to Peyton Manning that I can remember, at that time. I was still coaching Tampa Bay and I remember clear as day when the Miami Dolphins did not take Ryan. That meant Ryan was coming to Atlanta and the NFC South, and he was going to start from Day 1. Ryan was really such a polished quarterback coming out of college. He had Tom O'Brien coaching him at Boston College, the same guy who coached Russell Wilson at NC State. The training was completely different for Goff in Sonny Dykes' offense at Cal, which means there should be more of a transition period than what Ryan experienced.