Jared Goff over Christian Hackenberg in junior QB rankings

ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. has released his inaugural rankings for the junior class of quarterbacks. And, in typical Kiper fashion, he has ruffled some feathers with the way he has the signal-callers ranked.

For juniors, Kiper has California Golden Bears quarterback Jared Goff ahead of the highly-touted Christian Hackenberg out of Penn State.

“He has a big-time arm and shows the ability to read defenses and move defenders with his eyes,” Kiper said.

Not only does Kiper have Goff ahead of Hackenberg, he has both quarterbacks ranked ahead of Ohio State Buckeyes star Cardale Jones which is probably another surprise to the readers.

Of course, this is very early in the process, so all of Kiper’s rankings could change.

It will be interesting to see how the trio of junior signal-callers end up performing when they step onto the field in 2015.

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