BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who also saw extensive action with the first-team as a freshman. All-Conference selection the past two years most recently totaling 113/6.5/3 as a senior when he intercepted two passes and broke up one more. Junior totals included 93/6/2.5.
POSITIVES: Strong, physical run-defending linebacker that flies around the action to make positive plays. Displays a good head for the ball in run defense, quickly fills gaps up the field and plays with a nasty attitude. Immediately locates the ball carrier, scrapes well laterally and fluid moving to the flanks, showing ability in pursuit. Attacks the action, plays with a nasty attitude and chases hard to get involved. Remains disciplined in coverage and rarely off his feet.
NEGATIVES: Does not get great depth on drops and displays marginal ball skills. Over-pursues the action and does not consistently take proper angles to the play. Not a secure tackler.
ANALYSIS: Goff has been a steadily improving linebacker and comes off a career senior campaign which was followed by a terrific performance at the combine. He offers a lot of possibilities as a starting middle linebacker in the NFL.