-- ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cal quarterback Jared Goff knew what to expect coming into his meeting with former NFL coach Jon Gruden last month.
"I want to learn as much as I can and I am excited to pick Coach Gruden's brain, be in the same room with him and break down film with him," Goff said prior to meeting Gruden, an ESPN analyst, on March 3. "He'll give me a hard time, probably, about some stuff. I mean, he's always got something up his sleeve."
Gruden did not disappoint. Several hours into their film session, he pointed out a shot of Goff prior to Cal's meeting with USC on Oct. 31, wearing Beats headphones and lip-synching while going through warm-ups.
"It's like a guilty-pleasure thing. Taylor Swift is cool. And I like her music. She's a great performer, and she's fun to listen to at times," Goff said.
His favorite T-Swift jam? "Bad Blood," of course.
"But I'm going to have to get a little manly and say the version with Kendrick Lamar," he added.
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranks Goff, 21, as the No. 1 QB in this year's draft. Gruden also speculates that drafting Goff would be in the best interest of many NFL teams.
"What impresses me the most is his brain power, his football intelligence," Gruden said. "The more you give him, the better he's going to be. He can read the field. The guy's sharp."
What about his taste in music?
"That is one thing I don't like about Goff," Gruden added quickly, with a look of mock disgust, "I do not like the music selection of young America. I'm a classic rock guy. I'm trying to infiltrate all these young men with my taste. I never heard of some of the groups he even talked about. I can't imagine listening to them before they play USC."
Goff remains optimistic when it comes to his future in the NFL.
"I want to go to a team that really wants me and can use me to be successful," he said. "I think I can bring tremendous leadership. I think I'm a face of a franchise. I can make an impact.
"And maybe I'll get a direct message from Taylor after all of this comes out."