There's been names out there like Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney and others that headline the draft. With a sort of confusing quarterback crop out there most quarterbacks have been getting weird grades all across the board. For instance Johnny, is mocked by most to go in the top 5 of the draft but former quarterback Ron Jaworski has gone on record saying that he wouldn't draft Johnny until the 3rd round. Many think that's an outlandish statement and don't think too much into it.
Now enters Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr, who had a lot of buzz surrounding him initially but due to a dismal record towards the end of his season many have stopped the hype. However Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network thinks that the Browns' are still high on the younger brother of former NFL quarterback David Carr. credit to (DawgPoundDaily)
Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network went on The Dan Patrick Show and talked about the Cleveland Browns and their possibilities in the NFL Draft.
“It had been so out there that the Browns love Manziel under the previous regime and I’ve talked to enough people that firmly believe that was a total smoke screen.”
“This is what I was told, Dan, was that their guy is Derek Carr and they’re gonna take a different player with the fourth pick and they want to take Derek Carr with their second one. So look, you believe what you want to believe, but I’ve heard that from several different places.”Many of the Cleveland fans want no part of anyone that is in the David Carr family seeing how his career was just horrible with being drafted #1 overall by the Houston Texans some years ago. Derek has actually went on the record and said that he's actually learned from his brother...
"There are no expansion teams," Carr joked to the media from an NFL combine podium Friday about David, the Texans' No. 1 overall pick in 2002.
"Just having David is such an advantage," said Derek, 22. "I've been getting ready for this moment since I was 3."
But make no mistake, David's perceived bust as an NFL quarterback plays a role in Derek's NFL audition.
Derek says his personality is more loose and fun, but in many ways, they are the same guy. Both got married in their early 20s. Both are around 6-3, similar weight (David's listed 212, Derek at 218). Both have strong arms. Both love to break down game video.
And both experienced heartache from David's struggles in Houston. Derek was entering his teenage years when he watched his brother get blasted to the turf.
Maybe David wasn't an All-Pro, but "he went No. 1 for a reason," Carr said. In little bro's eyes, David could have done more with a stronger supporting cast.
"You're going to get praised a lot, you're going to get criticized a lot -- ignore both, because neither matters," Derek recalled as the best advice his brother gave him during the draft process.Derek has his own body of work posting some pretty gritty numbers... 5,082 passing yards, 50 touchdowns, a Mountain West title and completing nearly 70 percent of his passes despite 50 pass attempts per week. The only subpar game Carr had last season came at the worst possible time -- a 216-yard performance against against USC in the Las Vegas Bowl.
If in fact the Cleveland Browns' select wide receiver Sammy Watkins which is explained here... Sammy Watkins gets drafted by Cleveland Browns Then this would be a very good young offense for the future. To be honest Carr will be a very good prospect but just like I've said about all the other quarterbacks in this draft none of them seem fit to lead a franchise right away. We shall see what the Browns' decide to do as rumors will be swirling all around the months that lead up to the draft.
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