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Derek Carr to visit Bucs next week

Derek Carr AP

The Buccaneers have Josh McCown and Mike Glennon at quarterback, but they aren’t letting that stop them from considering some of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft.

Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Jimmy Garoppolo have all visited with the team already and the team announced Friday that they’ll have Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr in for a visit next Wednesday.

Carr probably isn’t under consideration for the seventh overall pick as most prognostications have him going later in the first round or early in the second round, which is the same general area that Garoppolo is expected to come off the board. If the Bucs are enamored with either one, they could hope that they’re around for the 38th pick or move back up to secure a young quarterback.

If they do, it won’t be a great sign for the new regime’s evaluation of Glennon as they didn’t waste much time in saying McCown was being considered the starter after the veteran signed with the team as a free agent. Spending another high pick on a quarterback could make Glennon a possibility for a trade during the draft, something to keep in mind if the Bucs do spend picks to move up for one of the other signal callers.

Carr had a private workout for the Browns and has met with several other teams as he makes the rounds ahead of next month’s draft.

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10 Responses to “Derek Carr to visit Bucs next week”
  1. thepftpoet says: Apr 11, 2014 1:59 PM

    Teddy Bridgwater is still the best QB in the draft.

    Actual game film > combine + pro days

  2. granadafan says: Apr 11, 2014 2:09 PM

    Also of note is that the OC, Jeff Tedford, has a lot of ties to the Carr family and is quite familiar with Derek and David Carr.

  3. steelerben says: Apr 11, 2014 2:20 PM

    Carr is going to the Browns with the 26th pick.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 11, 2014 2:31 PM

    Derek Carr may end up being the first quarterback drafted. He wins the interviews by such a sizable margin. Assuming the people interviewing are bright enough to be appreciate.

  5. gofor2with3pointlead says: Apr 11, 2014 3:05 PM

    Although I was pleased with Schiano’s departure, it’s hard to reload when the regime is changed every couple of years. I’m hoping for a little stability with the “new vibe”.

  6. rajbais says: Apr 12, 2014 12:01 AM

    Glennon, no more good soldier stuff.

    Remember, nice guys finish last.

  7. labucs says: Apr 12, 2014 1:21 AM

    I thought Mike Glennon was the best rookie QB in the entire NFL. Seems like Lovie is almost messin with him.

  8. rdstpa2 says: Apr 12, 2014 9:56 AM

    I hope the Bucs do not waist a draft pick on a quarterback . That guy is not there this year for any team. Glennon turned out to be the best QB taken last year and is better than any this year. Please pick WR and then WR. There are good ones this year . Fill out the picks with lineman on both sides of the ball.

  9. petedutcherjr says: Apr 12, 2014 12:37 PM

    Glennon has earned nothing. Competition is a good thing.

  10. williethewonder says: Apr 13, 2014 11:54 AM

    Yeah, Glennon’s your guy, all right, just as long as you don’t mind having a QB whose feet are stuck in quicksand.

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