Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Derek Carr of Fresno State (4) walks off the field against the North squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Derek Carr impressing teams with maturity, football IQ

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr entered the 2014 Senior Bowl as the top-ranked quarterback in Mobile, Alabama. Throughout the week, Carr impressed NFL scouts and personnel with his play on the field, but that may not even be his greatest asset.

According to Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network, a number of teams who spoke with Carr throughout the week came away very impressed with his “maturity and football intelligence” after interviewing him.

To be a successful quarterback in the NFL, you need to have a combination of physical tools and mental strength.

There is no denying Carr has the arm talent to attract NFL teams, so the fact that he is doing so well during the interview process and impressing with his one-on-one meetings is a great sign for his draft stock.

Carr entered Mobile as a first-round prospect and he has done nothing to hurt that grade.

With Teddy Bridgewater likely being the first quarterback off the board, it will all come down to a matter of personal preference when teams are choosing between Carr, UCF’s Blake Bortles and Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel.

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