Derek Carr   #4 QB

Height: 6-3   Weight: 215   Age: 27

Born: 3/28/1991 Fresno , CA

College: Fresno State

Experience: 5th season

High School: Clements HS [Sugar Land, TX]; Bakersfield Christian HS [CA]

TDS

10

INT

8

YDS

2,441

RTG

93.5

Combine 2014

Combine
Stats:

  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.2 secs
  • Broad Jump110.0 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash4.69 Secs
  • Vertical Jump34.5 inches

Strengths

Athletic with very good feet -- can roll the pocket, evade the rush or escape when pocket crumbles. Terrific arm talent -- releases from the ear and can make all the throws. Quick-armed with wrist snap. Can alter his platform and throw on the move or off his back foot. Throws come out on time and accurately. Drills short-to-intermediate throws and flashes touch. Likes to play and it shows. Sells out to make a play. Record-breaking production. Adapted to coaching/system change and receiver turnover. Improved ball security -- fumbled only once as a senior compared to 12 times the previous two seasons. Desirable intangibles for the position -- advanced maturity, leadership and intelligence. Shows poise and moxie. On-field general who commands the huddle. Passionate about the game and works at his craft. Three-time captain.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal height and has relatively small hands. Bulk is just adequate. Could stand to improve as a deep passer. At times tries to do too much and forces some throws. Occasionally throws off balance unnecessarily and sails some throws. Operated out of the shotgun and pistol and made a lot short/lateral throws and half-field reads. Production is inflated by spread offense and porous Mountain West Conference defenses -- nine 2013 opponents (excluding an FCS opponent) ranked between 81st and 125th nationally in scoring defense and/or passing defense. Had his worst game in the Las Vegas Bowl against USC. Could face bust-factor perception resulting from his older brother?s career.

5.8