Dec 21, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass against the Southern California Trojans in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders select QB Derek Carr with the 36th pick


When Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, Head Coach Dennis Allen, Offensive Coordinator Greg Olson, and QB Coach John DeFilippo show up to your Pro-Day workout, it’s a good sign that they want you.  Yes Raiders fans, the Oakland Raiders have selected QB Derek Carr out of Fresno State.  The California native will remain in his home state.

This pick is excellent.  There are a lot of haters out there that don’t like the idea of this pick, but he is a good QB who will do very well in the NFL.  He is the prototypical pocket passer that Dennis Allen and Greg Olson have been looking for.  He will need time to develop, and he can do so behind starter Matt Schaub.

The 6′ 3″ 220 pound quarterback was a three-year starter at Fresno State.  During that time, he threw for 12,843 yards and 113 touchdowns.  He is a 2-time Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year, and he appeared as a starter in the Hawaiian Bowl (2012) and Las Vegas Bowl (2013).

Carr will challenge Matt McGloin and Trent Edwards for the backup role to Matt Schaub in Training Camp this year.  He will have time to sit behind Schaub and learn how to operate an NFL offense, and that will be great for his development.

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  • KloverJane

    Like I said a QB Shane. Lol. Great picks huh? Silver and Black Big Mack Attack and Sack!

  • PK

    My heart goes out to McGloin cause once in his life people look past him but Carr is the future great pickup but lucky he was still there

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Nothing set in stone yet, McGloin has beat out QBs for start before. Still has chance

  • Shane Schilperoort

    LOL! I know right. I’ve been saying all along that they’d draft Carr. Nobody believed me, but it has happened.

  • PK

    True very true McGloin plays with a chip on his shoulder but they wouldn’t draft a talent and pedigree of Carr caliber to put him behind a I drafted free agent. If the were that high on McGloin they would have taken lee

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Yes, I totally agree. However, every team will go with the best player, and if McGloin can beat him out, just like Wilson last year, you go with mcgloin

  • KloverJane

    I hope we don’t regret a” Watkins”. Evans, Lee, or Odell. But we did well.

  • PK

    I agree with Shane but Carr is no Tyler Wilson. Wilson dropped so far in the draft because of injuries and a terrible senior year. His successful junior year the razorbacks were stacked with talent that’s why the went to a bowl game and were ranked I the top 10 that’s year. Just happy out raiders are making smarted picks
    I would have preferred to see them stack the defense more with the likes of Hageman and maybe take metberg later but Carr resume was to good to pass so I understand the pick

  • Mark Shafer

    I was hoping that we would wait until next year to pick a quarterback. I do think Carr is a good choice he has good arm strength and accuracy.

  • James

    I have been pretty anti WR in this draft due to the amount of talented WR on the roster already and the amount of holes everywhere else on the roster. Especially with the lack of trade value Moore had before the draft.. Buuut, with what is going down in Cleveland, Moore might actually have some trade value and there are still some talented receivers in the draft. With Jones, Holmes, Streater, and Butler, they do not need to draft the next Jerry Rice.

  • Mark from Section 122

    Shane you were preaching Carr from the get go, which proves what I have always thought about you, you know what you are talking about. I know we differ on opinion regarding a few things, but my friend I always value your insights. I still don’t have any respect for Dennis Allen as a head coach, and I am not sold on Reggie as a GM, but you do seem to have a good handle on how they think. I still wish they would pick high and take the best available players and focus on either defense or o-line, but that is just how I build a house, foundation first. Mack was a great pick, and since they are dead set on getting a QB and building the team to match the scheme, Carr will work. Again, my choice is get the talent and build the scheme to match the team. Too bad they keep throwing away high picks, it drives me nuts, but in their model, trading down makes sense. I hope they succeed and make me look all wet, I am sure tied of underperforming teams, and I want my Raiders back on top again.