Derek Carr Says Teams Want Him in the Twenties
Derek Carr has been told by NFL teams that they would trade back into the late first round of the draft this weekend to select him, preferably in the twenties. According to Michael David Smith of NBC Sports, Carr told ESPN’s John Clayton this information about his draft stock on Thursday evening. While Teddy Bridgewater has seen his value drop the past few weeks, Carr is on the rise in the eyes of scouts and analysts. Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles have affirmed their spots as the top two quarterback prospects but after that, teams may wait to get their QB at a better value.
The one team that comes to mind in terms of former Fresno State QB Derek Carr is the Cleveland Browns. They hold the fourth and the twenty-sixth pick in the first round this year, while making it no secret they are looking into all the quarterback prospects. A few other teams that could be in play for Carr later in the first round or early second round are the Arizona Cardinals (20th), Houston Texans (33rd), Oakland Raiders (36th), and the Minnesota Vikings with the fortieth overall pick. These teams would be contingent on what they did in the first round and might not be able to wait until their original second round picks to get a Carr, if he is who they are looking at.
Sports-Kings Down and Distance Contributor Kyle Pierce @kylepierce28