Is Derek Carr a first round pick? Maybe not.
Has he got a chance to make it in the NFL? I think so.
Every time I’ve watched him this year he’s impressed. I like his mobility in the pocket, his underrated arm strength, his accuracy and mechanics. Listen to him speak, and from a character stand point he ticks all the right boxes.
The improvement year-to-year at Fresno State is tangible. And if that continues at the next level, he has a shot.
His brother might be a former #1 overall flop, but he was tasked with the hardest job in football — leading an expansion franchise.
The younger Carr is a better quarterback than Andy Dalton as a senior at TCU. I think he’ll ultimately prove to be a better player than A.J. McCarron this year.
If I needed a quarterback and was sceptical of the options available at the top of round one, I’d make Carr my guy. And I think he deserves a lot more attention than he’s currently getting.
Take a look at his last performance against Wyoming and let me know what you think. Also check out his tight end Marcel Jensen (#89) — a 6-6, 260lbs monster who moves well. He’s also a senior. One to keep an eye on during the pre-draft work outs.