Chris Mascaro
Monday March 3rd, 2014

2014 NFL draft rumors: Is Derek Carr the draft's best QB? Derek Carr threw 113 TD passes and 24 INTs in three seasons as a starter at Fresno State. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

David Carr was the top pick in the 2002 NFL draft by the Texans. That didn't work out too well.

Carr's younger brother, Derek, isn't as highly touted coming out of Fresno State, but the 22-year-old's draft stock could be rising based on one veteran personnel man's opinion, which he expressed to NFL Network's Albert Breer on Monday.

The anonymous NFL staffer told Breer he believes Carr is the best quarterback of a class that includes former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, Fiesta Bowl champion Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and two-time national champion A.J. McCarron.

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Carr led the nation with 5,083 passing yards and 50 touchdowns last season for the Bulldogs (11-2), who lost to USC in the Las Vegas Bowl. He completed 68.9 percent of his passes and had eight interceptions.

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