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NFL Mock Draft 2014: Arizona Cardinals Select Derek Carr

With the twentieth overall pick in the 2014 Canal Street Chronicles community mock draft, the Arizona Cardinals (represented by Alex Swift) select...

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Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

At 6'2, 214, Carr is an average sized quarterback with good vision and decent mobility, running the 40 in just 4.69 seconds. Despite feeling nauseous, and getting an IV from trainers before his pro day, Carr threw exceptionally well, and may have increased his draft stock by doing so. After leading the nation in yards, with 5,082, and touchdowns, 50, Carr won the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year award, for the second season in a row.

Carr has a big arm, with comparisons to Matthew Stafford. He has also shown an ability to quickly pick up new offenses, working first in a pro-style offense under former head coach Pat Hill, while he moved to a spread offense under Tim DeRutyer. Carr's big arm should be helpful to the Cardinals, with star wideout Larry FItzgerald and unheralded Michael Floyd in the mix. A revamped Cards offensive line should give him enough time to make most throws, especially with his underrated ability to move in the pocket.

Carr gives the Cardinals a young QB to turn to should veteran Carson Palmer falter. Carr will get to learn a lot under the former USC quarterback, who has also played in Cincinnati and Oakland. Carr also has pedigree- older brother David was the Texans first ever draft pick. The scouting reports for the brothers read very similarly- explosive arm, highly accurate, good mobility, cracks under pressure. It's that last point that will scare teams away, but given a good enough offensive line (unlike the one David was exposed to in Houston), and Derek Carr will be looked at as one of the best picks in the 2014 draft.


Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this year's community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2014 CSC Community Mock Draft Hub.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Houston Texans QB Teddy Bridgewater - Louisville
Tee Word 30%
2 St. Louis Rams DE Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina Kevin Sean Held 57%
3 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Johnny Manziel - Texas A&M Alex Swift 59%
4 Cleveland Browns WR Sammy Watkins - Clemson Shadow Flash 80%
5 Oakland Raiders LB Khalil Mack - Buffalo Khannar 71%
6 Atlanta Falcons OT Greg Robinson - Auburn Dave Choate 80%
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Blake Bortles - UCF russty 31%
8 Minnesota Vikings CB Justin Gilbert - Oklahoma St. JackMarzullo 50%
9 Buffalo Bills OT Jake Matthews - Texas A&M Letloosethedogsofwar 88%
10 Detroit Lions WR Mike Evans - Texas A&M Monkey Poop Battle 49%
11 Tennessee Titans LB Anthony Barr - UCLA Lostastic 60%
12 NY Giants TE Eric Ebron - UNC Khannar 78%
13 St. Louis Rams S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - Alabama hooahsaint2.0 74%
14 Chicago Bears NT Aaron Donald - Pittsburgh BlackandGold4ever 82%
15 Pittsburgh Steelers NT Louis Nix III - Notre Dame saintmanumit 36%
16 Dallas Cowboys DE Kony Ealy - Missouri Ryan Edwards 63%
17 Baltimore Ravens OT Taylor Lewan - Michigan Tee Word
18 NY Jets CB Darqueze Dennard - Michigan State Monkey Poop Battle
19 Miami Dolphins OL Zack Martin - Notre Dame Letloosethedogsofwar
20 Arizona Cardinals QB Derek Carr - Fresno State Alex Swift
21 Green Bay Packers
22 Philadelphia Eagles
23 Kansas City Chiefs
24 Cincinnati Bengals
25 San Diego Chargers
26 Cleveland Browns
Shadow Flash
27 New Orleans Saints
Dave Cariello
28 Carolina Panthers
Ryan Edwards
29 New England Patriots
Shadow Flash
30 San Francisco 49ers
31 Denver Broncos
Alex Swift
32 Seattle Seahawks