2015 CAL Golden Bears Offense QB – Pat Anderson Anderson enters his senior season as Cal’s all-time leader in passing. Anderson has started every game except for 3 in his 4 years at Berkeley. Expect Anderson to set the Cal single season passing record this season. With his 96 accuracy he is spot on and will have multiple targets to choose from. HB – Calvin Cameron Cameron came to Berkeley with tons of hype as spurned UCLA in the final hour of his recruitment. But Cameron has yet to have that break out season. What he lacks in top end speed he makes up with his acceleration. He will be a load to bring down grading out at the top of the charts on all his playmaking skills. This season will surely be his finest. FB – Will Thompson Thompson was the starter the 1st day he walked on campus. He has performed well running, block and catching the ball. Expect Thompson to be utilized more as an H Back this season. He is a solid blocker in the run game and is fast enough to create mismatches in the pass game. He will be counted on to both of those things this season. TE – Jeremy Poe Poe, Anderson, and Thompson were all part of the same recruiting class. These core guys have contributed since day 1. Poe is a huge target in the passing game at 6’6”. Poe seemed to top out heading into his senior year. He was expected to put on weight but in just never happened. He has exceptional awareness and a killer spin move. He will spend time in the H spot as well as tight end this season. WR - Darrell Richardson, Jeff Cooper, Mike Smith, and Robert Dockery Richardson is the clear #1 on the Bears squad and will be in consideration for All-American honors come season end. He has been a starter since his first day on campus. His exceptional speed and quickness combined with great pass catching skills make him a nightmare for opposing secondary. We hope to enjoy Richardson this season as it may be his last for Cal. Teams double teaming Richardson beware. Cooper, Smith and Dockery all possess superb top end speed and will be headaches in the vertical passing game. Smith and Dockery stand 6’6 and 6’5 and create match up problems for small corners. These 3 guys will all be interchangeable at the 2, 3, and 4 receiver spot. Offensive line – Bob Mueller (LT) Adam Anderson (C) Mueller and Anderson are seasoned vets on the offensive line. Mueller is one of the nations best pass blockers and is the leader in the trenches. Has exceptional awareness and is not fooled by opposing teams blitzing schemes. Anderson is solid at center and has great quickness and my find himself moving around on the line this season. Enormous RG John Green can cover 5 yards as fast as anyone and is a sight to see at 6’5” 316 pounds. Left guard and right tackle are still being fought out and should see someone entrenched by conference play. Defense DT – Wyatt Johnson, Alan James Johnson and James are both bull rushers and have plenty of experience under their belts. Johnson can shed blocks with the best of them and deliver the big hit when a ball carrier gets in his zone. DE – Kyle Sands, Ronnie Green Sands and Green lead a crop of young ends for the Bears. Sands is a senior and only slightly, if any, better than his younger counter parts on the line. Green is a sophomore and will lead a defensive end by committee program for the Bears this season. OLB – Keith Slaughter Slaughter is head and shoulders above the rest of the Line Backing core. Slaughter is a Bay area boy and will play on Sunday’s next season. For now he will smash Bruins. Slaughter will also bring along a very young OLB group. So. Steve Beard leads a group of players that all possess lighting quickness. You can’t teach quickness and all the young guys have it. We expect all the younger players to see some time at some point. MLB – Pierre Washington, Brad Warren Washington and Warren are both decent backers and have been around the program a while. We are hoping they can grasp the defensive scheme now that it’s their time to shine. Washington has the ability to run down sweeps and counters and will need to be accounted for by opposing lines. CB – Martin Harris, Elvis Ramsey Harris and Ramsey anchor a young coverage group. As seniors they will be expected to carry the load. They excel in Man coverage and will allow the Bears to send extra rushers. Beyond them 4 youngsters will provide rest and help in nickel and dime coverage’s. Safety – Shawn Matthews Joe Hendrix Matthews is a stud and Hendrix is not. Matthews has excellent acceleration, awareness, and coverage skills. He will be one of the top players in the country at his position. Hendrix is guy that stuck around and is finally getting a shot in his senior season. After these guys it gets thin. K & P – Gabe Wright , Cedric Davis Wright has a strong leg and Davis is an accurate kicker. Good combo and were glad we don’t have a walk on.