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Derek Carr | Quarterback

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
College: Fresno State
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Derek Carr will enter training camp as the Raiders' No. 2 quarterback.
There won't be a manufactured "competition" with 2013 UDFA Matt McGloin. NFL Network's Albert Breer reported earlier this month there's "internal belief" in Oakland that Carr could push Matt Schaub for the starting job, but he'd have to have a perfect preseason to unseat the Raiders' prized trade acquisition. Carr could very easily make starts this season, but it probably won't be before October. Jun 19 - 5:13 PM

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Derek Carr is getting the second-team reps during this week's minicamp.

Carr is no longer just pushing Matt McGloin -- he's moved ahead of him. Per CSN Bay Area, Carr has "received praise from several sources for his intelligence and ability to absorb information and translate it on the field." Next up is Matt Schaub. We doubt the second-round rookie will make enough progress to start Week 1, but it would be a shock if Carr doesn't make some starts this year.
Jun 18 - 10:59 AM

Rookie QB Derek Carr is already taking snaps away from Matt McGloin, and could push Matt Schaub for the starting job in Oakland.

Schaub is still clearly the starter, but coach Dennis Allen said, "everything is written in pencil." Carr is expectedly dominating non-contact practices. The real test will come when Carr faces the live rush he often had problems coping with in college. No matter how he plays in training camp, odds are Carr will end up in the starting role at some point this season.
Jun 12 - 8:05 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports "there is internal belief" second-round QB Derek Carr will push Matt Schaub for the Raiders' starting job.

Breer adds that Carr has already convinced the Raiders he won't need a redshirt season. Schaub is getting the majority of first-team OTA reps and remains the favorite to start in Week 1, but Carr has shown enough progress that he could challenge for the job early in the season. Oakland may not have a choice but to force Carr into a starting role if Schaub plays like he did in 2013.
Jun 6 - 6:45 PM

Raiders signed second-round QB Derek Carr to a four-year contract.

The Raiders snapped Carr up with the No. 36 overall pick. If all goes to plan with Matt Schaub in Oakland, Carr should be nothing more than the No. 2 or 3 quarterback as a rookie. Carr has a big arm but struggles when facing pressure. He needs to work on a number of things and is the definition of a project.
May 21 - 5:01 PM

CSNBayArea's Scott Bair said Derek Carr was the top-rated player on the Raiders' draft board heading into the second round.

The Raiders had initially planned to wait on quarterback, but the value Carr offered with the No. 36 overall pick was too high to pass up. Despite the high pick, Carr is not likely to be an immediate impact player. The newly-acquired Matt Schaub is firmly entrenched as the starter in Oakland, so Carr will be nothing more than a developmental backup in 2014.
May 10 - 10:32 AM

Raiders selected Fresno State QB Derek Carr with the No. 36 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Carr (6-foot-2 3/8, 214) earned Mountain West Offensive POY honors as both a junior and senior, finishing his career with a 24-15 record, 66.6 completion rate, and 113:24 TD-to-INT ratio. Carr was very effective in the pass rush-bereft Mountain West, but noticeably struggled to make throws with bodies around him, despite a Cutlerian arm. His Las Vegas Bowl performance against USC was a big red flag. Carr has outstanding arm talent and plus athleticism, but a long way to go to play functional quarterback in an NFL pocket, and is a work in progress mechanically. He's essentially a project despite 39 college starts. The Raiders will develop David's younger brother behind bridge starter Matt Schaub.
May 9 - 7:27 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen suggested Friday the Raiders are a candidate to trade into the No. 33 overall pick.

"People think the Raiders may want to go to the top spot to get Derek Carr," Mort said. The Texans have made it clear the No. 33 pick is for sale. Oakland is sitting at No. 36. Theoretically, they should be able to wait on Carr, assuming the Texans don't want him. (We don't think they do.) At No. 34, the Redskins have Robert Griffin III. At 35, the Browns just drafted Johnny Manziel.
May 9 - 2:27 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports multiple teams have Fresno State's Derek Carr graded as the top quarterback in the draft.

They just didn't think enough of him to draft Carr in round one. Breer says he's "heard Jay Cutler comparisons" on Carr, who has a big arm but struggles in muddy pockets. We'd be surprised if Carr got past the Raiders at No. 36.
May 9 - 10:40 AM

The Houston Chronicle considers Fresno State QB Derek Carr the "leader in the clubhouse" to be the Texans' pick at No. 33 overall.

After taking Jadeveon Clowney No. 1 overall and opting not to trade back into the first round for a quarterback, the Texans are on the clock and need to address the position. There's speculation they could be trading for Patriots backup Ryan Mallett. If that doesn't come to fruition, Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo could be options at 33. The Texans could also opt to pass and address the O-line.
May 9 - 9:07 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports multiple personnel directors expect Fresno State's Derek Carr to come off the board before Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater.

It's not surprising considering the way both players' media-perceived stock has been trending in recent weeks. Carr is shaping up as a strong bet to come off the board on Thursday evening, with Cleveland at No. 26 being his fail safe. Of course, few teams appear higher on Bridgewater than the Browns, so it's unlikely they were one of Schefter's sources.
May 8 - 3:14 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the Jets are "doing a lot of groundwork" on potential first- and second-round quarterbacks.

Rapsheet specifically mentions Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo. The Jets pick at No. 18, which would be early for either player. Perhaps they have a trade down in mind. Selecting an early-round quarterback would all but end the Geno Smith experiment. We highly doubt it's something the Jets are seriously considering. It's likely a move designed to create trade interest.
May 8 - 1:37 PM

ESPN's Pat Yasinskas believes the Bucs could target Fresno State QB Derek Carr if they trade down from the No. 7 spot.

We'd be a little surprised if Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel was on the board at No. 7 and the Bucs passed. But if he's gone, their QB target could end up being Carr. David Carr, Derek's older brother, was coached by new Bucs OC Jeff Tedford in college. The Browns (despite their very public love for Teddy Bridgewater) are also a potential landing spot for Derek at No. 26 overall.
May 8 - 11:36 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora is "told" Fresno State QB Derek Carr would be "very much in play" for the Browns if he lasted until the No. 26 overall pick.

Carr has athleticism to run Kyle Shanahan's boot-action game, and a big arm to threaten defenses vertically. La Canfora believes Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater is also in play at 26, which was previously seconded by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Either quarterback could "redshirt" in year one behind Brian Hoyer. Ultimately, La Canfora thinks Carr will be gone, giving the Browns a better chance to land Bridgewater with their second first-round pick.
Source: CBS Sports
May 7 - 8:46 PM

Appearing on ESPN's NFL Insiders Monday, Chris Mortensen called Fresno State QB Derek Carr "a name you hear affiliated" with the Chiefs.

It comes on the heels of NFL Network's report that the Chiefs will consider a quarterback at No. 23. Mort hinted the Chiefs could be eyeing someone like Carr in a trade down, perhaps to the second round. It's possible this is just a leverage play from the Chiefs in the Alex Smith talks, but Andy Reid has often had a second- or third-round quarterback to develop. It would be sensible behind Smith in Kansas City.
May 5 - 3:47 PM

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QB1Matt Schaub
2Derek Carr
3Matt McGloin
4Trent Edwards
RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3Kory Sheets
4Latavius Murray
5Jeremy Stewart
GLB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
3Karl Williams
WR11James Jones
2Andre Holmes
3Brice Butler
4Gregory Jenkins
5Mike Davis
WR21Rod Streater
2Denarius Moore
3Greg Little
4Juron Criner
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1David Ausberry
2Mychal Rivera
3Nick Kasa
4Brian Leonhardt
5Jake Murphy
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Michael Palardy