Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Derek Carr of Fresno State (4) walks off the field against the North squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Will Derek Carr Throw at the Combine? NO.


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.

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  • Jarrett

    Damn! I really want to make up my mind about this guy. He is defiantly a norv turner type guy but his accuracy is questionable. Oh well guess I’m watching the Fresno state pro day!

  • 5150dogfan

    Gotta laugh again, “they” wonder if he can transistion from the spread to the Pro Set……..LOL….Do “THEY” do any research at all???? Carr played for 3 years under center in a PRO SET at Fresno State, and only 2 in the spread…..He actually has more expierence in the pro set then the spread and someone is going to listen to evaluations from guys like that????

    Carr has the best arm in the Draft, as accurate as your going to get……….Truth be known there are many scouts that think he is very under-rated at this point….