Raiders draft Derek Carr with the 36th overall pick

Raiders draft Derek Carr with the 36th overall pick
May 9, 2014, 4:15 pm
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Derek Carr passed for 5,082 passing yards, 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2013 with Fresno State. (USATSI)

With the 36th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr.

Derek Carr - Quarterback, Fresno State
6-foot-2
214 pounds
Selection: Second round, No. 36 overall
Chosen ahead of: 
WR Marqise Lee, USC; DT Tommy Jernigan, Florida State; WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
College career:
Carr had a very strong career at Fresno State. He had 5,082 passing yards, 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions in the 2013 season. He was the fourth quarterback to reach 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in FBS history.
Scouting report:
Carr was the top quarterback on the Raiders’ draft board. Experts love Carr’s strong arm and leadership skills. He's an athletic passer with a quick release and solid decision-making skills. He struggled against better competition. He generally operated out of the shotgun and has little experience under center in a standard pro-style offense.
How he fits:
Carr is expected to sit back and develop behind veteran starter Matt Schaub. He’s slated to be the quarterback of the future.

Next scheduled pick: Third round, No. 67 overall (Friday).

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