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Draft Scout Derek Carr News
08/17/14 - QB Derek Carr sustained a concussion against Detroit, but x-rays on his sore ribs were negative. He will be subject to the NFL concussion protocol.
05/13/14 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: OAKLAND RAIDERS: Round 2/36 -- Derek Carr, QB, 6-2, 215, Fresno State...The company line is Carr will come to camp and play behind Matt Schaub while he learns the pro game. That could change if Schaub carries the struggles of his final year in Houston to Oakland. One problem: Carr has taken only a handful of snaps from under center the past two years. - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - Quarterback Derek Carr, thought to be a possibility in the first round, was pleased to find himself a Raider at No. 36 in the second round. Carr felt he connected with the Raiders' coaching staff during his Pro Day and a private visit. There was speculation the Raiders might trade back in the first round and select Carr, but instead they seized the opportunity to take Mack at No. 5. When the Raiders' turn came around at No. 36, Carr realized his time may have come. "I knew how they felt about me," Carr said. "They were very open with that. When I saw their pick coming back up, I didn't know what they were going to do or if they were going to do it, but I'm glad they did."
Carr, whose infant son nearly died from an intestinal issue early in his senior year, said he was unaffected by critics who said he thrived in a gimmick spread offense. "I don't respond to that stuff. I just keep my head down and work," Carr said. "I've dealt with too much adversity in my life with my son and my family to let anything that anyone has to say about me as a football player in this game affect me." - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 2/36 - Derek Carr, QB, 6-2, 215, Fresno State...The company line is Carr will come to camp and play behind Matt Schaub while he learns the pro game. That could change if Schaub carries the struggles of his last year in Houston to Oakland. One problem: Carr has taken only a handful of snaps from under center in the last two years. - The Sports Xchange
05/08/14 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 28/4. Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State, 6-2, 214, 4.67, 1-2...The brother of former No. 1 overall pick David Carr (Houston, 2002), but wears No. 4 in honor of Brett Favre, whose never-quit attitude he admires. Like his brother, Derek has an NFL-caliber arm, although not quite as strong as Favre's. Derek has better overall athleticism than either of them. In 2013 Carr led the nation in total offensive yards (4,983), total passing yards (4,866), passing yards per game (405.5), passing touchdowns (48), completions per game (35.33), touchdowns responsible for (50), total points responsible for (302) and points responsible for per game (25.2).
Frankly: Perhaps the most NFL-ready quarterback in this draft is underrated because of guilt by familial association. Can make all the throws, but needs to improve footwork. Derek is not David, but together they can help the younger brother avoid the mistakes of the older one. So try this -- Draft Derek, sign David (now a free agent) and let them work it out. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com