Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr was one of a few top prospects at the position that elected not to throw at the Combine, as he went the route his older brother David did when he was a draft prospect. The younger Carr is a likely first-round pick, but he could slip into the second round if a team like the Minnesota Vikings feels that they can get him later on. It’s going to be interesting to see where Carr goes, because he could be ranked anywhere between second and fourth by NFL teams.
Carr is busy working out with coaches and trying to up his stock before his pro day, as that’s when he will throw in front of scouts in the pre-draft process. FOX Sports’s Mike Garafolo reports that the strong-armed QB will work out with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator and New York Giants QBs coach Mike Sullivan before his pro day, and it’s a wise decision for Carr to work out with a QB guru of Sullivan’s caliber.
It also looks like there’s a potential link between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carr, as Garafolo also reports that the Fresno State product worked out with current Buccaneers OC Jeff Tedford, who is another touted QB guru. These two links to the Buccaneers organization are worth watching for, as they have the seventh pick in the draft and might not be sold on Mike Glennon as “the guy”. Although they aren’t expected to draft a quarterback this year, the fact that they could have interest in Carr is worth noting.