Derek Carr

Talk about the latest College games and players and discuss the NFL Draft here. Get reports on players, prospects, Draft Links, the latest Mock Drafts and other indepth analysis, plus the latest on the NCAA College games.

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
Decker85
Backup
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:14 pm

Derek Carr

Post by Decker85 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:23 pm

Ok, I'm from Fresno and I don't mean to sound like a homer but this guy is the real deal. Since Fresno State isnt such a high profile football program (aside from being ranked this year) I was wondering if the general football watching public is aware of what this guy is doing?
http://espn.go.com/college-football/pla ... derek-carr

User avatar
dead_poet
Commissioner
Posts: 24451
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:30 pm
Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Re: Derek Carr

Post by dead_poet » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:35 pm

Decker85 wrote:Ok, I'm from Fresno and I don't mean to sound like a homer but this guy is the real deal. Since Fresno State isnt such a high profile football program (aside from being ranked this year) I was wondering if the general football watching public is aware of what this guy is doing?
http://espn.go.com/college-football/pla ... derek-carr
Bucky Brooks has him as his #4 overall QB:
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200000 ... amatically
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” --- Bill Shankly

The Breeze
Hall of Fame Inductee
Posts: 4016
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:14 pm
Location: So. Utah

Re: Derek Carr

Post by The Breeze » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:37 pm

Funny...I've been touting him for over a year now and was going to throw his name out in another thread tonight as a guy who compares favorably to Keenam.

I'd be happy with him...but I doubt our OC and staff, as far as developing and getting the most out of guys they draft.

User avatar
Decker85
Backup
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:14 pm

Re: Derek Carr

Post by Decker85 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:12 pm

On top of his play, hes a really likeable guy. Hes a good face of the franchise type player. Instead of making money gestures, hes always leading the team in prayer durring injury timeouts and before/after games, hes married and has a baby, and his interviews are well spoken and always seems to say the right stuff. Im sure that will benifit him in the draft.

PurpleKoolaid
Hall of Famer
Posts: 8363
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:52 pm

Re: Derek Carr

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:47 pm

About the only bad thing about him is, he keeps moving up the ranks of QBs. Was hoping he would be a late 2nd/early 3rd.

User avatar
PurpleHalo
All Pro Elite Player
Posts: 1915
Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:28 am
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: Derek Carr

Post by PurpleHalo » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:33 am

One of the scout mocks has the Vikings taking him, saying the Vikings will fall in love with his personality. If they do I hope he is better than his brother.
This space available for rent.

User avatar
Angels Wings
Pro Bowl Elite Player
Posts: 566
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:39 pm
Location: West Palm Beach, FL

Re: Derek Carr

Post by Angels Wings » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:47 am

PurpleHalo wrote:One of the scout mocks has the Vikings taking him, saying the Vikings will fall in love with his personality. If they do I hope he is better than his brother.
David Carr was a decent quarterback that was taken #1 and then put behind a horrid offensive line where he got sacked more than a stripper which in my opinion affects a young QB's psyche. Now, will the Vikings take him with their #1, it depends. If they like Josh Freeman and think with a offseason that he can be the 27 TD 7 int QB he was in Tampa, then they address other needs of the team...
For those with wings, fly to your dreams

User avatar
dead_poet
Commissioner
Posts: 24451
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:30 pm
Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Re: Derek Carr

Post by dead_poet » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:21 pm

GBFavreFan wrote: Christian Ponder is extremely likable and humble. He looks like a great franchise type player, he makes no money gestures, says all the right things, is married, and I'm sure a baby is on the way. Ponder also has like three doctorates and aced his Wonderlic or whatever. I think we need to immediately stop looking at that sort of garbage and find a guy who can play QB on the field. Sorry to pounce, but Ponder has completely ruined the notion that any of that stuff has anything to do with anything. If anything Ponder's likeability has given him chance after chance from this team which has sunk this team further and further into a hole. I'll take an a-hole who wins over a likeable loser any day.
Ehhhhhhh???? :o

Image
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” --- Bill Shankly

User avatar
S197
Fenrir
Posts: 11288
Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:28 pm
Location: Hawaii

Re: Derek Carr

Post by S197 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:19 pm

I saw him in person when Fresno came to Hawaii this year. He has a nice arm but overall I didn't see anything all that impressive. Maybe a mid-round pick but certainly not a 1st or 2nd in my mind.

PurpleKoolaid
Hall of Famer
Posts: 8363
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:52 pm

Re: Derek Carr

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:57 pm

dead_poet wrote: Ehhhhhhh???? :o

Image
Please god, no.
Last edited by PurpleKoolaid on Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
dead_poet
Commissioner
Posts: 24451
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:30 pm
Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Re: Derek Carr

Post by dead_poet » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:59 pm

PurpleKoolaid wrote:Please go, no.
Just sayin'...he personifies who you're describing. So be careful what you wish for. :)
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” --- Bill Shankly

User avatar
HardcoreVikesFan
Hall of Famer
Posts: 6624
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:28 pm

Re: Derek Carr

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:13 pm

I think Derek Carr will be serviceable and better than his brother. He will not be elite.

If we wanna go the low-tier QB route, I would much rather prefer David Fales. Fales' arm is not a rocket, but it is pretty strong.

Honestly, I don't care who we draft, but damn it, we better draft someone at QB. I care where we draft them though. I don't want another reach.
A Randy Moss fan for life. A Kevin Williams fan for life.

User avatar
Decker85
Backup
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:14 pm

Re: Derek Carr

Post by Decker85 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:23 pm

GBFavreFan wrote: Christian Ponder is extremely likable and humble. He looks like a great franchise type player, he makes no money gestures, says all the right things, is married, and I'm sure a baby is on the way. Ponder also has like three doctorates and aced his Wonderlic or whatever. I think we need to immediately stop looking at that sort of garbage and find a guy who can play QB on the field. Sorry to pounce, but Ponder has completely ruined the notion that any of that stuff has anything to do with anything. If anything Ponder's likeability has given him chance after chance from this team which has sunk this team further and further into a hole. I'll take an a-hole who wins over a likeable loser any day.
I said it should benifit him in the draft. I didnt say praying and being well spoken would make him a better football player.

User avatar
Decker85
Backup
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:14 pm

Re: Derek Carr

Post by Decker85 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:24 pm

HardcoreVikesFan wrote:I think Derek Carr will be serviceable and better than his brother. He will not be elite.

If we wanna go the low-tier QB route, I would much rather prefer David Fales. Fales' arm is not a rocket, but it is pretty strong.

Honestly, I don't care who we draft, but damn it, we better draft someone at QB. I care where we draft them though. I don't want another reach.
I really like Fales too. I dont see a lot of talk about him either.

The Breeze
Hall of Fame Inductee
Posts: 4016
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:14 pm
Location: So. Utah

Re: Derek Carr

Post by The Breeze » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:51 pm

Good lord! What a day for Derek Carr. :thumbsup:

Post Reply