NFL Draft results 2014: Derek Carr taken by Raiders at No. 36

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

A prolific passer in college, Derek Carr will now attempt to emulate that success after being drafted by the Oakland Raiders.

SB Nation 2014 NFL Draft

Derek Carr is now a member of the Oakland Raiders after being selected with the No. 36 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Carr, the younger brother of former No. 1 overall pick David Carr, saw his stock rise steadily during the pre-draft process. Some view him as the most pro-ready quarterback in the draft class, and he'll get the chance to prove that now as he prepares to compete for playing time in training camp.

There was a lot of pre-draft talk that the Raiders could actually take Carr early in the first round. Instead, the Raiders took pass rusher Khalil Mack and get their man a round later.

The 6'2, 214-pound Carr was ranked by SB Nation as the No. 33 overall prospect and the No. 4 quarterback in the draft, behind Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles. Carr was the most prolific college passer of the group, throwing for 5,082 yards and 50 touchdowns last season. He started three years at Fresno State, finishing his career with 12,842 passing yards and 113 touchdowns while tossing just 24 interceptions. He averaged an impressive 7.9 yards per attempt during his college career.

Prolific passing numbers are nothing new in college football with so many teams running spread offenses, but unlike many of the other quarterback prospects, Carr has proven he can have success in a pro-style offense. He played well in a pro-style system as a sophomore, averaging 7.95 YPA and completing 62.6 percent of his passes in then-head coach Pat Hill's system. Carr showed well in workouts, putting on impressive displays at his pro day, the combine and the Senior Bowl, where he drew praise for his footwork and accuracy.

Combine results

Height: 6'2

Weight: 214 pounds

40-yard dash: 4.69 seconds

Vertical jump: 34.5 inches

Broad jump: 110 inches

20-yard shuttle: 4.20 seconds

Carr is somewhat of a wild card in this draft, showcasing some elite but raw skills. However, if he can mature under the right situation, he might be looked upon as one of the true steals in this year's draft. There is no question about his arm strength, but his ability to consistently repeat proper mechanics is a potential concern.

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