Raiders take Carr in second round

The Raiders have their quarterback of the future.

Derek Carr, a record-setting quarterback at Fresno State, was the Raiders’ second-round draft pick, taken No. 36 overall.

Carr will presumably be the understudy for trade acquisition Matt Schaub, who both general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen said was brought in to be the starter.

Other quarterbacks on the roster are second-year player Matt McGloin and veteran Trent Edwards.

Carr finished a decorated career with a flourish in Fresno State’s spread offense, passing for 5,083 yards and 50 touchdowns with eight interceptions. It was at least a mild surprise he fell out of Round 1, with Blake Bortles Central Florida going to Jacksonville at No. 3, Manziel to the Browns at No. 22 and Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater closing out the first round by going to Minnesota.

There have been unconfirmed reports of the Raiders having a serious interest in Carr to the point where there was speculation he could be targeted if they had moved back in the first round.

Instead, the Raiders stayed put and landed linebacker Khalil Mack, who is tentatively scheduled to arrive at the facility Friday.

There was speculation Carr would be a first-round draft pick, but instead he was left waiting until the second day while Central Florida’s Blake Bortles went No. 3 to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel No. 22 to the Cleveland Browns and Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater to Minnesota at No. 32.

Carr, 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, is considered the best pure passer in the draft by former Raiders quarterback and and CBS analyst Rich Gannon.

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  • r8ter4evr

    Getting Mack was the right move DOG
    Ront you agree

  • http://Twitter.com/supapimp supapimp

    Pierre from linderwood.

  • 0ak R8rs

    You can certainly have yours. Never said you couldn’t. Don’t even know if it’s the same guys advocating for a trade down then blasting him when he does. It’s busy in here. Nix is not god tho. Injury issues and weak senior year.

  • JV.

    For this year.. Barely.. Years after… Hell no.

  • RaiderReloader

    thank god the picks are rolling faster

  • RaidingTexas

    Would agree with you if I thought Carr was going to amount to anything. I do not. I think it’s wasted pick. Career backups should be late round or UDFA.

  • Gdog

    You have never seen the stats of the failure rate of fourth rounders, have you?

    Is SF going to trade out of THIS pick.. lets watch…

  • Chris in NY

    Forgot Jackson Jeffcoat (DE, Texas) is still available. That’s my guy all day long here. Hopefully he stays available and Reggie pounces. That would be a HUGE pickup. Absolutely HUGE.

  • Pre Bone

    think we’re going guard here? Yankey/Cyril Rich? definitely a good move to pick up some depth. move down 14 spots for an extra pick one round later…yes

  • 0ak R8rs

    I’ll laugh harder if we pass on him.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Yea. No more trades after 67. You’re right. Let’s see.

  • Blackholepriest

    Browns are making very smart picks. They have a plan and it looks outstanding.

  • Blackholepriest

    Minnesotas draft as also very well done.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    E shad Well schidt, zi hsd to miss snotjer cooplr hours Whrtd E less>

  • DKnight007

    M Bryant might be there or Cyril Richardson or Crighton

  • 0ak R8rs

    And Veldheer sucked for us. You’re right.

  • Stabler

    Blecchh. Hate the Carr pick.

  • _Mista_

    They didnt take a WR to match with Manziel, dumb.