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Best Of The Mountain West Prospects: Offense

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He won't be the first overall draft pick, as his brother, David, was, but Fresno State QB Derek Carr could emerge as a Day 2 prospect. Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images.
He won't be the first overall draft pick, as his brother, David, was, but Fresno State QB Derek Carr could emerge as a Day 2 prospect. Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images.

6-3, 215 pounds

2012 season: 344-511, 67.3%, 4,104 yds., 37 TDs, 7 INTs

Like his brother, David, was in college, Derek Carr is excellent with his footwork and his decision-making. He’s got a big arm and a quick release, thanks to Fresno State's spread offense. When a guy completes more than 67% of his passes after throwing the ball more than 500 times, I think you can call him pretty accurate.

Carr’s problem lies in his lack of quickness when trying to escape from a sack. He makes bad decisions when under pressure. Instead of throwing the ball away or taking a sack, he’ll float it up for grabs. If he can correct that part of his game, he’s got the mechanics, the decision-making and the arm to be drafted in the second or third round next year.