Fresno State quarterback, Derek Carr impressed during his workout with the Cleveland Browns yesterday, with the head coach describing Carr as a 'natural thrower'. It has been suggested that Carr will be selected by the Browns toward the end of the first round, however the QB believes he should be taken a little earlier.
According to ProFootballTalk, when asked recently whether he thought he was the best quarterback in the draft, Carr was humble but assertive:
“In the most humble way you can answer that question, yes” Carr said. “Absolutely. There’s no doubt in my mind. That’s a tough one for me to answer because I don’t like talking about myself in that light, but to answer it, absolutely.”
Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles have all been touted as better quarterback prospects in this draft but none are described as consensus number one-picks as Andrew Luck was in 2012.
Carr threw for over 5,000 yards last year with Fresno State, recording 50 touchdowns and just eight interceptions.
The Browns will also hold private workouts with Bridgewater, Manziel and Bortles as they decide how to address their lack of quality at the quarterback position. Cleveland have the fourth and 26th pick in the first round along with one more at the top of the second round.
It remains to be seen how many teams will be interested in Carr at the top of the draft but certainly, the Fresno State passer could provide value at an important position if he falls out of the first round.