Clap... clap... clap-clap-clap-clap-clap it's the Carr watch. Talkin' about the Carr watch, yeah. Come on, y'all and sing it with me, Carr watch.
That's right, the second round of the 2014 NFL draft is today and the top story to is where and when will Derek Carr go. The Fresno State quarterback had crazy passing numbers last season. But with the top three quarterbacks not coming off the board until the final pick of the first round, Carr is the odd man out.
The Jaguars got Blake Bortles with the third overall pick, the Browns traded up to grab Johnny Manziel at 22 overall, and the Vikings traded up to grab Teddy Bridgewater with the final pick in the first round.
The two teams who came into the draft with glaring needs at quarterback who have yet to take one are the Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders. Both team pick in the first four picks - The Texans with the next pick at 33 and the Raiders at 36.
The first question is if the Texans would take Carr. That is a big question considering these same Texans took Derek's older brother, David as the first overall pick also out of Fresno State in the team's inaugural draft in 2002. And he never lived up to his billing. Quite frankly, he was a train wreck. It would be quite a story if the Texans 12 years later chose his little brother with the first pick in the second round.
If the Texans don't take Carr, there is a fairly decent chance he will still be on the board when the Raiders make their pick. Then it becomes a question if the Raiders like him as much as they are said to like him. And if so, would they take him over whoever was still on the board.
That's where the other players come into play. There are a lot of very good players still available as of today. Most of those top tier players are remnants of this extremely deep and talented receiver class.
There are a lot of first round quality talent at receiver. The best out there is USC receiver Marqise Lee who many had project as a mid-first round selection. But he is not alone. Other borderline first round talent on the board are Penn State WR Allen Robinson, Indiana WR Cody Latimer, and Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews.
If the Raiders don't want Carr or any of the receivers, there's a few other good prospects on the board as well. The top four players other than Derek Carr or at wide receiver would probably be:
Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA
Cyrus Kouandijo, OT, Alabama
Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame
Other quarterbacks who the Texans, Raiders, or perhaps another team could go with who could very well be taken in this round are Jimmy Garoppolo, Tom Savage, and Zach Mettenberger.
The second round of the draft will begin at 4pm Pacific Time today. Both the second and third round will occur today.