Blake Bortles says yes. Johnny Manziel says no. And now Derek Carr has made his decision as well.
No, Derek Carr will not throw at the combine. He will throw for scouts at Fresno State pro day, Ian Rapoport said on Wednesday.
Carr still plans to participate in non-throwing drills at the combine, which is set to kick off Saturday in Indianapolis.
Carr is viewed by some as a high first round prospect, but not everyone is entirely sold. During his lengthy conference call Tuesday afternoon, Mike Mayock tagged Carr as a late first round pick.
The Fresno State QB began turning heads during the 2013 college season, rising up speculative draft boards to settle in just behind the Big 3 prospects Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles.
But Carr’s apparent stock has fluctuated somewhat since the end of the college season. The Senior Bowl seemed to give him a boost, but some scouts still believe he has too many footwork issues, and not everyone is sold that he can transition from Fresno State’s spread-heavy offense into a pro-style system.
There is no question about the strength of Carr’s arm. He will show off that arm under the more-controlled conditions of his own school’s pro day rather than throw at the combine.
Carr may be a draft target for the Vikings, who currently hold the #8 overall pick. And sorely need a quarterback.