According to The Houston Chronicle, the Houston Texans are appearing increasingly likely to draft Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr with the first overall pick in the second round.
Many analysts have been predicting the Texans to pass on Carr, but it appears that Houston is beginning to seriously consider picking him. Carr’s brother, David, was the Texan’s first ever draft pick and ended up being a huge disappointment.
Carr put up huge numbers in his final season at Fresno State, recording a 68.7% completion percentage to go along with 5,082 yards and 50 touchdown passes. He took good care of the football as well, throwing just eight interceptions. Those numbers are very impressive, but he did play against a lower level of competition for the most part.
If the Texans take Derek with the first pick of the second round they’d be stealing a Carr this time around.
— Michael Smith (@michaelsmith) May 9, 2014
There is no question that the Texans would be getting a great value pick if they did draft Carr with their 33rd overall pick. He was widely expected to be drafted in the first round, so it would likely be a smart decision to go ahead and give him a chance. The Texans are in desperate need for a new starting quarterback, and Carr could fit that bill both now and in the long-term future of the franchise.
Overall, the Texans have a big decision to make on Carr. They could pass up on him and look to get their quarterback in the next round, but it might be in their best interest to do that. Don’t be surprised to see the Texans start the second round with a bang by drafting Carr and putting their hopes in the brother of a quarterback who failed them a few years back.