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Silver Minings: Derek Carr named best Raiders draft pick of decade

Las Vegas quarterback gets the honor

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Over the last decade, the Raiders have had many up and drafts. Like every other team, some picks have been fantastic and have panned out. However, not all of them have been memorable ones.

Bleacher Report went and ranked every NFL teams best draft pick from the past decade. Their choice for the Raiders? Quarterback Derek Carr.

Here’s what they had to say:

Khalil Mack, Maxx Crosby and Josh Jacobs all deserved consideration for the Las Vegas Raiders, but quarterback Derek Carr was the top choice.

A woefully undera-ppreciated quarterback, Carr has been nothing short of a franchise staple since being drafted in the second round in 2014. Carr is a three-time Pro Bowler who continues to produce at a franchise-quarterback level.

The former Fresno State star has been fantastic over the past two seasons, though he hasn’t received a Pro Bowl nod since his third straight trip in 2017. In 2019, he passed for 4,054 yards with 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Last season, he threw for 4,103 yards with 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

While Carr may not be considered among the league’s elite quarterbacks, he is a centerpiece, and at 30 years old, he should remain that way for the foreseeable future.

There’s no denying that Carr has been great for the Raiders since being drafted. With that being said, do you think he’s been the best draft selection? Vote in the poll and leave a comment with your choice.

Poll

Do you think Derek Carr has been the best draft pick of the last decade?

This poll is closed

  • 79%
    Yes
    (1145 votes)
  • 20%
    No
    (296 votes)
1441 votes total Vote Now

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