A bevy of top quarterbacks including Firebaugh native Josh Allen will be on pins and needles Thursday when the NFL Draft begins.
But what stock should we put in being a No. 1 draft pick?
In 2014, every NFL team passed on Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr in the first round. As the second round began, the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns all chose someone else.
Carr’s long wait ended when the Oakland Raiders selected him fourth in that round – the 36th overall pick and fourth quarterback following Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater.
The NFL Network replayed the first round of the 2014 draft Saturday. Among its viewers was Carr’s brother, Darren.
“Sitting here watching the 2014 NFL Draft … Some funny things stick out to me,” Darren Carr tweeted.
Derek Carr chimed in. “Make sure you stick around for the second day … still pushes me,” he tweeted.
Darren Carr followed with a reply: “Texans, Cowboys and Browns passed on you twice … #ThrowBackStatOfTheDay.”
Derek Carr, 27, is entering his fifth season with the Raiders. He has thrown for 14,690 yards and 103 touchdowns against 44 interceptions in his career.
The 2018 NFL Draft begins Thursday in Arlington, Texas. The Raiders have 11 selections, including the 10th overall pick.