ESPN NFL scout Matt Williamson is concerned about Fresno State QB Derek Carr's ability to handle pressure, and also his propensity to overshoot throws while off balance.
"I could see why they would like him, but I don't think I would use that (No. 8 ) pick on him," said Williamson, a former NFL and college scout for the Browns, when discussing a potential marriage between Carr and the Vikings. "I think he's clearly fourth among those top four guys (Central Florida's Blake Bortles, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater)." ESPN NFL analyst Louis Riddick, a former director of pro personnel for the Eagles and Redskins, thinks the 6-foot-2, 214-pound Carr is a good for Minnesota. "[OC Norv Turner is] going to want a guy who can hit those 15-, 20-, 25-yard dig routes, the deep post, the go route, the deep comeback on the outside -- which is really the hardest throw to make in the NFL," Riddick said.
Fri, May 2, 2014 07:25:00 PM