Oakland Raiders NFL Draft Profile: QB Derek Carr

Oakland Raiders NFL Draft Profile: QB Derek Carr
April 4, 2014, 11:00 am
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Derek Carr (QB), Fresno State

6’2” | 214 lbs.

2013 stats:

5,082 YDS, 68.7 CMP%, 50 TD, 8 INT, 156.1 QBR

Selection:

2nd round, 36th overall (Oakland Raiders)

What scouts are saying:

"Has an incredible arm, not only when discussing velocity but also touch. Is forced to throw a lot of screens, but flashes upside as a vertical passer when given the opportunity. Shows athleticism when scrambling outside of the pocket. Aren’t many windows he can’t test." (Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com)

"Athletic, tough, instinctive, strong-armed, highly competitive quarterback who will impress in workouts, interviews and on the board. Elevated the Fresno State program and profiles like a gunslinger, though he’d be better served in the long run honing his game-management skills. Will be a starter sooner rather than later and the degree to which he’s able to make those around him better will determine his ceiling." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Perhaps the most underrated element of Carr's game is his athleticism. Good vision, lateral agility and speed to elude. Typically keeps his eyes downfield and completes passes when receivers are able to break open late, but also shows the decisiveness to scramble when easy yards are available." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

"Carr was smart in his decision-making in 2013 while demonstrating a strong arm with good field vision. He is a developed pocket passer. Carr can make all the throws that the NFL requires and does an impressive job of taking what a defense is giving him. He is patient and spreads the ball around. For the next level, Carr looks like a natural pocket passer. He isn't a dual-threat quarterback who will burn a defense with his feet, but he can move around when he has to and make throws while rolling out." (WalterFootball.com)

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