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Oakland Raiders Sign Second-Round Pick QB Derek Carr

The Oakland Raiders announced that they have signed second-round pick QB Derek Carr.

This announcement comes on the heels of a Jim Trotter of ESPN report that Raiders HC Dennis Allen is “firmly committed” to starting veteran QB Matt Schaub this season.

Allen’s comments come as no surprise, considering the investment Oakland made in Matt Schaub.  But it is equally apparent that the Raiders selected Carr with the hope that he is the quarterback of the future.

Carr looks the part of an NFL quarterback, but scouts were concerned by the level of competition he played against, and his tendency to underperform in big games.

The Raiders were comfortable enough to select him with the No. 36 pick, and it could work out quite well for him.  Carr will have the luxury of learning behind an established veteran with a quality track record, something that the quarterbacks selected in the first round-Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater-do not have.

Carr threw for 5,083 yards with 50 touchdowns in his senior season.

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