The Raiders continue locking in their draft picks. Today they signed second round pick quarterback Derek Carr to a 4-year deal. The deal is expected to be for $5.4 million with a $2.2 million signing bonus and a 2014 cap hit of about $1 million.
Carr was chosen by the Raiders with the 36 overall pick in the second round of May's draft out of Fresno State.
The Bakersfield California native played in 44 games over four seasons at Fresno State, setting 27 school records and 21 Mountain West Conference records. The 6-foot-3, 214-pounder was a two-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year (2012-13) and two-time All-American selection. His career totals include 12,842 passing yards on 1,086-of-1,630 passing with 113 touchdowns and just 24 interceptions.
As a senior, Carr led the nation in passing yards (5,082) and touchdowns (50), becoming just the fourth quarterback in FBS history to throw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in a season. Carr earned Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year honors while leading the Bulldogs to an appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl.
The Raiders have now signed five of their eight 2014 draft picks. The others are first round pick Khalil Mack, and seventh round picks CB T.J. Carrie, DE Shelby Harris, and S Jonathan Dowling. Just the team's third and fourth round picks are yet to be signed.