Jared Goff, Trevor Davis, Daniel Lasco, Kenny Lawler and Stephen Anders are headed to the NFL Combine

Five Cal combine invitees are the most for the Bears since the 2010 event, headlined by quarterback Jared Goff and three of his wide receivers.

The NFL announced on Thursday that five former California football players would be invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium, Feb. 23-29.

The five include tight end/wide receiver Stephen Anderson, wide receiver Trevor Davis, quarterback Jared Goff, running back Daniel Lasco and wide receiver Kenny Lawler.

The five will participate with over 300 of the top college players in front of NFL executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments and medical staffs from all 32 NFL teams.

Anderson, who is listed as a receiver by the NFL, was the first to announce his inclusion in the Combine. He finished his Cal career with 101 receptions for 1,260 yards receiving and seven touchdown catches over 37 games, with 25 starts, during the last four seasons after redshirting as a true freshman in 2011.

After transferring from Hawaii, where, in Norm Chow's offense, Davis hauled in 45 catches for 601 yards in 15 games (10 starts) and earned two letters, Davis transferred to Cal, where, in his first season (2014), he totalled 24 catches for 399 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 16.6 yards per catch in 10 games, missing two games due to an injury sustained on a kickoff return against UCLA after a knee to the helmet.

Davis got his Cal career off to a bang, hauling in a team-high 93 yards on three catches, including a 76-yard touchdown in the 2014 season opener against Northwestern, and caught four balls for 39 yards against Colorado

Davis's special teams accomplishments set him apart in his first season in Berkeley, with career highs of three punt returns for 31 yards against Sacramento State, and a 24-yard punt return against Arizona.

What earned him 2015 preseason All-American nods as a kick returner, though, was his record-setting game against Washington State.

In that game, Davis returned two straight kickoffs for touchdowns, one for 100 yards, and another for 98, helping the Bears to a 60-59 win in Pullman.

As a senior, Davis played in all 13 games, rushing four times for 16 yards, and hauling in 40 catches for 672 yards and two touchdowns, with six punt returns for 45 yards, and 32 kickoff returns for 686 yards, including five returns of 30 or more yards.

"I think Trevor will probably test pretty well at the Combine," said head coach Sonny Dykes. "I think he’ll run good enough to catch some people’s attention. Sometimes, especially at that wide receiver position, your performance at the Combine can really benefit you. The fact that Trevor can return kicks and punts, I think also will probably help him.” 

Davis had 2,300 all-purpose yards over 23 games (100.0 ypg) and 11 starts during his two campaigns of action at Cal, registering 1,071 yards receiving and seven touchdown catches on 64 receptions.

http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1628072-jared-goff-where-d... Goff is one of the most coveted quarterback prospects in the Draft. He will "do it all" at the NFL Combine, he said, which presumably includes throwing for scouts.

Hue Jackson, the new coach of the Cleveland Browns, has said that finding a quarterback is a "top priority," and sources say he covets Goff. Since the Browns have the No. 2 pick, it's very likely that's where Goff may be headed, especially because he's the anti-Johnny Manziel, said Mike Silver.

Goff set 26 school records during his three seasons in which he started all 37 games possible at quarterback with his career marks including passing yards (12,220), touchdown passes (96), total offense (12,086) and completions (977), while he was second on the school’s all-time list for passing efficiency (143.95) behind only Aaron Rodgers and a two-time team captain in his final two campaigns. Goff broke a pair of Pac-12 single-season records in his final campaign as a 2015 junior when he passed for 4,719 yards and 43 touchdowns to lead an 8-5 Cal team to a winning record and bowl game for the first time since 2011, while he was also the first Cal quarterback to earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors since Rodgers in 2004.

Jared Goff Draft Profile

Lasco was also a two-time team captain who finished his career with 2,395 career all-purpose yards over 41 games and 15 starts including 1,872 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground to rank 10th on Cal’s all-time list. He rushed for 1,115 yards and 12 touchdowns on 210 carries, and caught 33 balls for 356 yards and two touchdowns as a junior, but hip and ankle injuries derailed Lasco as a senior, when he ran for just 331 yards on 65 carries, and caught four balls for 24 yards. When healthy (and Lasco has had shoulder issues in the past, as well) Dykes said, Lasco is one of the best all-around running backs in the Pac-1, if not the country, and at 6-foot-1, 205, certainly has NFL size and power, while also being elusive and possessing very sound hands out of the backfield.

Lawler finished his collegiate career tied for second on Cal’s all-time list for touchdown receptions and tied for 12th in the Pac-12 with 27 scoring grabs among 143 catches for 1,706 yards receiving over 35 games and 19 starts. He led Cal in both touchdown receptions and overall catches in both his sophomore and junior seasons in 2014 and 2015, capping his collegiate career as a junior with a first-team All-Pac-12 selection when he recorded a career-high 13 touchdown catches to lead the team while ranking second in the Pac-12 and tied for eighth nationally.

What Makes Lawler an NFL Receiver?

Players begin arriving at the combine February 23, staggered by position groups, beginning with running backs, offensive linemen and specialists. That means Lasco will be up first.

Goff and the rest will arrive on the second day.

On-field workouts begin Feb. 26 for running backs, offensive linemen and specialists. Quarterbacks, receivers and tight ends will work out on the field Feb. 27, followed by defensive linemen and linebackers on Feb. 28, and defensive backs on Feb. 29. Each player goes through on-field position work and a series of measurable drills including the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill and shuttle.

Players will also take part in a hospital pre-exam and X-rays, measurements and medical examinations -- the original purpose of the combine -- as well as media interviews, team interviews, an NFL Players Association meeting and psychological testing.

The NFL Network and NFL.com are among the media outlets providing extensive coverage of the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.

The five invitees are the most from Cal since 2010, which saw Jahvid BestNyan BoatengVerran TuckerMike TepperTyson Alualu and Syd'Quan Thompson invited to the NFL Combine.

The 2016 NFL Draft will be held April 28-30 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Cal has had 26 first-round picks and 226 selections overall since the draft began in 1936, as well as 53 selections overall and 10 first-round picks in the last 16 drafts that have taken place since 2000.

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