While Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel have been taking all the attention as quarterbacks are concerned in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft, one player that has steadily been rising up the boards is Fresno State QB Derek Carr. And as NFL.com’s Gil Brandt points out, he may have just played himself into the first round with the other three after a terrific performance at his Pro Day on Thursday.
"The star of the show was undoubtedly quarterback Derek Carr, who more than likely played himself into the lower end of the first round. Carr (6-2 1/8, 215 pounds) did an exceptional job, showing off a very, very strong arm in a 72-pass workout. His incomplete passes were mostly on long throws where he aired the ball out, but he put on a show as far as being accurate and showed he’s a strong-armed quarterback. He really helped himself out in the draft."
Just as Brandt pointed out, one of the big issues that scouts have had with Carr is his ability to be accurate on the deep throws down the field, which can be worked on with some coaching.
Should he fall into the area that Brandt is predicting, later in the first round, then he’ll more than likely be a back up and will have some time to develop.