Derek Carr followed in his brother’s footsteps as the starting quarterback for Fresno State, but he’s not sure he’ll handle the combine the same way that David did before going first overall to the Texans in 2002.
The Texans have the first overall pick of the draft again this year, but Derek Carr said Friday that he’s still undecided about what he’ll do at the combine in Indianapolis later this month. He said he’s been talking with his brother, agent and others to come up with a plan for Indy.
“As of now, I’m just going to continue to work and do everything they’re telling me to do,” Carr said on 95.7 The Game on Friday.
One thing that his brother has told him is to ignore the criticism and praise that comes with the predraft process in order to focus on the work because all you need is one team to fall in love with your skills. Carr isn’t likely to become the second member of the family picked first overall, but he’s a productive college prospect entering a league that has plenty of teams looking for quarterbacks. If one falls in love, he could go before the end of the first round in May.