Back in 2002 an eleven year old Derek Carr joined his brother David on stage at the NFL Draft to celebrate the latter being taken first overall by the Houston Texans.
During the process, Derek shook the hand of then NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and made a promise that the quarterback prospect looks set to honor at tonight's 2014 NFL Draft.
According to ESPN, a confident Carr told Tagliabue that he would be back in the same surroundings at some point in the future:
“I shook Commissioner Tagliabue’s hand and told him I’d be back. I guess that wasn’t politically correct. But I was only 11, so I didn’t know too much,” Carr explained this week.
So with 12 years, including four seasons with Fresno State, having passed it looks like that prediction could be about to come true at Radio City Music Hall.
Carr is amongst the top group of quarterbacks in this year's draft class, with many projecting him to be taken as a first-round pick.
When his name is read out by Commissioner Goodell he will go some way to proving himself a better NFL insider than many who get paid to do the job.
In one of the most recent mock drafts ahead of the big day Carr was projected to go at no. 20 to the Arizona Cardinals.