There’s no shortage of confidence radiating from from former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr who told NFL AM that he’s the best quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft and if somebody questions such, they need to go look at the tape.
Fresno State star Derek Carr said he “absolutely” is the best quarterback in this draft.
He made his proclamation on Tuesday’s edition of “NFL AM” on NFL Network. Then again, which player isn’t going to say he’s the best available at his position? But Carr seemed quite comfortable with his claim, saying, “We can turn the tape on and watch it.”
Even more bold? Carr went on to suggest that he has ‘heard’ he’ll be drafted before Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles.
Carr — who did not throw at February’s NFL Scouting Combine — also said the potential definitely exists for him to go before one of the draft’s top three quarterbacks: UCF’s Blake Bortles, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel. “From what I’ve heard … it’ll work out that way,” he said.
Carr was a beast at Fresno, especially during his final season where he threw for 50 touchdowns and over 5,000 yards – both destroying his statistical competition. But will it translate into being drafted above bigger names and into a successful NFL career? That remains to be seen.
But Carr certainly seems to think so.
We’ll find out how accurate his predictions and proclamations are, at least in regards to his draft status, in the coming weeks.