Cal quarterback Jared Goff catches footballs in preparation for Cal's NFL Pro Day on Friday in Berkeley. (Ben Margot/AP)

Cal quarterback Jared Goff catches footballs in preparation for Cal's NFL Pro Day on Friday in Berkeley. (Ben Margot/AP)

Jared Goff shows range of talent at Cal Pro Day

Jared Goff showcased his arsenal of throws Friday during the Cal Football Pro Day at Memorial Stadium in an audition for a pro quarterbacking job before the NFL Draft.

Goff had a nice performance working through a script of 69 throws to several receivers, including projected third-round pick Kenny Lawler and running back Daniel Lasco, who were also participating in the exhibition.

49ers head coach Chip Kelly and the Cleveland Browns’ Hue Jackson — previously with the Raiders — were in attendance. Both teams have top-10 picks and are reportedly engaged in trade talks involving Colin Kaepernick.

Goff said he spoke briefly with Kelly after the workout.

“Growing up a fan of them, it would be awesome [to be drafted by the Niners],” Goff said. “At the same time, I would be more than happy to play anywhere and be with a team or a coach I want to win games with and be very successful with.”

The quarterback, eager to shed an image of being a product of the Bear Raid offense, took the majority of his snaps from under center.

“[In college,] I didn’t have much work with running backs and running those play fakes,” he said, “that was something I wanted to show.”

At the end of his throwing exhibition, a Cleveland assistant doused the ball with water to test the California native.

“I’ve played in cold weather before and I wouldn’t be the first quarterback to go from California to cold weather,” he said. “I think Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are doing pretty well. They’re able to do it.”

Despite rewriting the single-season record book for Cal twice, he’s recently been reduced in the national media to a measurement from the combine that showed he has relatively small hands for an NFL quarterback. A recent report revealed, in fact, his hands grew an eighth of an inch larger over the last month. When asked how that could be, Goff joked, “They got me a new measuring tape that’s made for small-handed people.”

Goff wasn’t the only Golden Bear to take the field Friday. After being passed over for an invite to the combine, wide receiver/returner Bryce Treggs knew he needed to catch the scouts’ attention. He believes he did just that by running a 40-yard dash that clocked in anywhere from 4.31 seconds (according to the team) to 4.42 (according to the “slow clock” as he called it.)

“At the NFLPA game, they asked me what I think I was gonna run and I said 4.3 and they were like, seriously? And I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s the kind of guy I am.’ So hopefully I went out there and made some money today.”

The NFL Draft starts April 28 in Chicago.

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