Raiders rumors have been linked to almost every available quarterback in the draft, trade, and free agent market. Now, a draft prospect who spent his collegiate career playing in Northern California looks to be stealing all of the spotlight.
Per Vic Tafur, Raiders beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Raiders have been left with a very good impression about former Fresno State Bulldogs starting quarterback Derek Carr--
#Raiders brass thought QB Derek Carr looked good at his pro day ... morning sit-down meeting also went very well, I am told
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 20, 2014
How impressive was the potential Oakland Raiders quarterback of the future? Fresno Bee columist Marek Warszawski breaks down the raw numbers, which speak for themselves--
Derek Carr completed 56 of 63 passes during pro day workout. Most incompletions were overthrows on deep balls. — Marek Warszawski (@MarekTheBee) March 20, 2014
Derek Carr's draft stock has risen dramatically over the past couple of months. As recent as early February, several analysts had Carr as the seventh or eighth best quarterback in the draft.
Now, most pundits have him being picked no later than the eighth overall pick (to Minnesota.)
In 2013, Derek Carr led the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in pass completions (454) and passing yards (5,083). His 12,843 career collegiate passing yards ranks him 14th all-time in the NCAA record books (stats kept since 1956).
The Oakland Raiders have also expressed interest former Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater-- and with just under two months until May's NFL Draft -- don't expect anything whatsoever to set itself perfectly in stone.
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