The Oakland Raiders have drafted the man they hope can be their quarterback of the future.
Derek Carr of Fresno State went to the Raiders in the second round with the 36th overall pick. Carr was widely reported to be a favorite of Raiders owner Mark Davis, and in fact Davis is said to be so enamored with Carr that there was some talk that the Raiders might use their first-round pick on Carr.
Carr is the younger brother of David Carr, the former No. 1 overall pick of the Texans.
The Raiders have three other quarterbacks on the roster, with Matt Schaub currently penciled in as the starter, last year’s undrafted free agent Matt McGloin as the backup and Trent Edwards as the third-stringer. But while Carr won’t necessarily supplant Schaub from Day One, Carr is the quarterback whom the Oakland front office hopes will be the starter for many years to come.