Cleveland Browns to host private workout for Derek Carr

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With pro-days for all the drafts top quarterbacks now in the rear-view mirror it’s time to start matching up which signal callers are a good fit with which teams.  It’s clear the Minnesota Vikings have shown a great interest in Johnny Manziel after having Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner take him out to dinner following his ever so popular pro-day where he shined in front of spectators varying from coaches and GM’s around the league to the former President of the United States George Bush.

Blake Bortles has been in the conversation for the number one overall pick and Teddy Bridgewater seem’s to have gotten lost in the mix after a disappointing pro-day. The one quarterback who has been linked to a team the most is the forgotten man of the bunch at times, Derek Carr.

Derek Carr had an impressive season for the Bulldogs, but can he adapt at the NFL level? (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Derek Carr had an impressive season for the Bulldogs, but can he adapt at the NFL level? (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

The Browns are set host the Fresno State product at their team facility on Monday.

Much like his older brother David did his senior year, Derek tore up the Mountain-West Conference this past season throwing 50 touchdowns, eight interceptions, with 5,082 passing yards and a 68.7 completion percentage.   These stats are slightly inflated due to facing weaker opponents and running quick-hit spread offense that relied on screen passes, quick dump-offs and quick slants.  There’s no question Carr executed it to near perfection, but what might be scaring some teams off was his dreadful performance in the Las Vegas Bowl against USC this past December, his first real test against a legitimate defense.

It would be a real surprise to see the Browns spend the fourth overall pick on Carr, but taking him at 26 with their other first round pick would be a much better value.  All it takes is one quarterback to slip to create a domino effect, so it will be interesting to see where and when Carr gets selected.

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