All the discussions of the quarterbacks in the upcoming NFL Draft have centered on the first consensus first three — Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel.
But Fresno State’s Derek Carr thinks he belongs in the conversation too.
Asked by Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer whether he thought he was the best quarterback in the draft, Carr confirmed.
“In the most humble way you can answer that question, yes [I’m the best],” Carr said. “Absolutely. There’s no doubt in my mind. That’s a tough one for me to answer because I don’t like talking about myself in that light, but to answer it, absolutely.”
Carr worked out for the Browns Monday, and would appear to be in play for them with the fourth overall pick.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that I can play with those guys, and if we’re going to compete, I like my chances,” said Carr. “It only takes one team to fall in love with you. That’s all we want, that one team to fall in love and just take you, because if they do, that means you’re their guy.”
Carr had dinner with Browns officials Sunday night and worked out for them Monday. While they’ve kept a low profile at recent pro days, they sent half the staff to the private workout, with General Manager Ray Farmer, coach Mike Pettine, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains in attendance.