The Raiders will be back on the clock soon enough, and they may have another don't-waste-time no-brainer on their hands. Oakland picks fourth in the second round (36th overall) Friday afternoon, and Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr is still on the board after Thursday's first round. The Raiders were big fans of Carr's predraft workouts and his interviews with them, and they view him as a first-round-caliber quarterback. Although Oakland recently acquired 10-year veteran Matt Schaub to start, he is 32, and a quarterback of the future is needed. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Carr threw for 5,083 yards and 50 touchdowns last season, but struggled in a Las Vegas Bowl loss to USC. Carr watched the first round with his family in Bakersfield and had to be disappointed he wasn't a first-round pick like his brother, David. David was the No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Texans in 2002, but struggled, holding on to the ball too long in the pocket. David has been helping Derek train for the draft, and he has talked about signing on with an NFL team as Derek's backup.
Fresno State QB Derek Carr piques Raiders' interest
San Francisco Chronicle | May 9