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

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Oakland Raiders like Derek Carr over Johnny Manziel?


The NFL Draft rumor mill is starting to churn quite heavily and has now suggested the Oakland Raiders prefer Derek Carr to Johnny Manziel, this according to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times.

Farmer says word out of the combine hints that while Manziel would be a strong fit for the Raiders, they prefer the Fresno State signal caller.

The Raiders are known for their unconventional picks, so Manziel might seem like a natural fit for them. Word is, though, that they liked Carr more coming out of the combine.

Maybe more shocking than the Raiders selecting Carr over Manziel is the fact that Farmer has the former Texas A&M quarterback falling to the Minnesota Vikings, who select eighth, in his most recent mock draft.

If such a move happened, you’d have to think the Vikings would be jumping for joy.

For what it’s worth, Carr has Teddy Bridgewater going third to the Jacksonville Jaguars with Blake Bortles going fourth to the Cleveland Browns.

Should be an interesting few weeks to say the least.

Tags: 2014 NFL Draft Derek Carr Johnny Manziel NFL Draft Oakland Raiders

  • Bob

    If four out of five QBs taken in the first round do not have success in the NFL, then taking Carr in the first round is a wasted pick. I can say with 80% certainly that Carr will not be a success in the NFL. Take another position in the first round.

  • K Hendricks

    Wow that is a bold statement!.Derek is the qb with the best pedigree,has the best arm,and the highest football IQ of any of the qbs in this draft,he also has played hurt and played at a very high level.quit judging him on the fact that his brother went to a team with zero talent that couldn’t protect squat.if he is passed up rings will come,but not for oakland.

  • Demarkus Tramail Swan

    Please TAKE ME NOW OH LORD!!