Derek Carr, QB, Raiders
|QB - #19||202.80||OAK||Probable||1 year||23||6' 3||214|
2014 Outlook:Last updated on Aug-29-2014 by Larry Gold
The Raiders can only hope they have found a savior to their organization. Carson Palmer wasn't it; Terrelle Pryor wasn't it and Matt Schaub is likely a short-term band-aid at best. Derek Carr was drafted in the second round and reports indicate that the Raiders are pleased with their choice. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson has raved about Carr's accuracy in OTAs and while it's not live game action, Oakland likes what they've seen. The Fresno State alum brings a strong arm, good size, precise passing and a hard-working mentality to the team. It helps that he learned from his older brother [David Carr] who spent nine years as a quarterback in the NFL. Carr will likely also benefit from Matt Schaub taking him under his wing as he goes through the normal growing pains as a rookie, but the belief is that Carr will be under center to start at some point this year. Even if he starts, Carr shouldn't be considered for fantasy purposes just yet (unless you are talking dynasty leagues).
Update: An extraordinary performance in the closing week of preseason has the league buzzing about Derek Carr. 11 completions on 13 attempts and 3TDs are talking numbers. With Matt Schuab proving to be unimpressive, Carr is in the conversation to be starting QB for the Raiders sooner than later.
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