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Derek Carr's pro day a go despite hospitalization

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr plans to participate in his school's pro day Thursday despite spending part of Wednesday night in a hospital.

NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reports that Carr spent Wednesday night battling a stomach virus. He was throwing up, and was treated with an IV. Carr was, however, able to keep every meeting that he had planned prior to the workout, and the quarterback still intends to throw on Thursday.

"He will be ready," a source told Rapoport.

"I'm doing fine and I feel a lot better than I did at about 5 a.m. this morning," Carr told NFL Network on Thursday morning.

Carr measured 6-foot-2 and 214 pounds at last month's NFL Scouting Combine, but he did not throw and his pro day took on added significance because of that.

Carr generally is considered the No. 4 quarterback in this draft class, which means he could go late in the first round of the May 8 draft. An early second-round selection also is a possibility.

Carr threw for 5,083 yards and 50 TDs in 2013; he led the nation in both categories by a wide margin. He has a strong arm, but some analysts have questioned his footwork and downfield accuracy. In addition, he took the vast majority of his snaps at Fresno State in the shotgun and isn't used to lining up under center. His brother, David, was the first pick in the 2002 draft, by the Houston Texans.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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