A lot of pre-draft hype has centered around the three quarterbacks expected to be taken early in the first round. Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles are all great prospects, but is there now another option who could be drafted ahead of all of them.
Fresno State quarterback, Derek Carr has climbed up draft boards recently and today on NFL Network he said that he believed there was no quarterback better than him.
According to a report from Mike Huguenin, Carr said he was "absolutely" the best quarterback in the draft and that any of his doubters "can turn the tape on and watch it.”
These statements seem to show the confidence of the young man, who's brother David has also played in the NFL.
However, Carr went further to express that he had been told by NFL teams that he would be drafted ahead of the likes of Manziel and Bortles.
Huguenin reports: "Carr also said the potential definitely exists for him to go before one of the draft’s top three quarterbacks: UCF’s Blake Bortles, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel. “From what I’ve heard … it’ll work out that way,” he said."
Carr has proved to be popular among league executives, according to reports, but it would be very unexpected to see the Fresno State man be drafted at the top of the draft.
However, he did throw for over 12,000 yards during a four-year college career which included 113 touchdowns and just 24 interceptions.
Carr may well be a name to watch at the draft on May 8th.