Derek Carr follows older brother into NFL
The younger brother of 2002 top overall pick David Carr, also a quarterback, is drafted 36th by the Oakland Raiders.
FOR ONCE, Derek Carr didn't emulate his older brother.
David Carr was the top overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft, the first player ever taken by the Houston Texans. Derek, who also went to Fresno State and, like his elder brother, enters the league with a wife and child, went 36th overall when Oakland selected him in the second round last night.
Eleven years younger than David, Derek Carr also must hope he gets better protection with the Raiders than David did with Houston. David Carr never reached the expectations of a No. 1 pick, in great part because he was sacked so often during his time with the Texans.
Derek Carr rewrote the Bulldogs' record book, throwing for more than 10,000 yards and 100 touchdown passes.
Carr, who led Fresno State to consecutive Mountain West Conference titles in his final two seasons, passed for 5,082 yards and 50 touchdowns in 2013. He guided a spread offense that relied on his quick decision making, fast release and ability to move in the pocket. All in a season where his son was born with a serious problem with his intestines a month before he stepped on the field.
Oakland acquired veteran Matt Schaub to be its starter, but he will get a serious push from Carr.
In other picks of note:
* The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded up nine spots to select former Penn State receiver Allen Robinson in the second round.
The Jaguars gave San Francisco their third-round pick (No. 70 overall) and a fifth-rounder (No. 150) to choose Robinson with the 61st selection.
The 6-2, 220-pound Robinson caught 177 passes for 2,474 yards and 17 touchdowns in three years at Penn State. He had 97 receptions for 1,432 yards and six scores last year.
General manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley say drafting Robinson and fellow second-round receiver Marqise Lee, an All-American from USC, means the end of Justin Blackmon's career in Jacksonville. Blackmon is suspended indefinitely for repeated violations of the league's substance-abuse policy.
* The Redskins, who did not have a first-round selection, finally got on the board, selecting outside linebacker Trent Murphy, of Stanford, in the second round at No. 47 overall.
The Redskins arguably had greater needs at several other positions, including the offensive line, but instead they opted for another pass-rusher whose 15 sacks last year led the nation. He joins a roster already stacked at his position with a pair of recent first-round picks who've been to the Pro Bowl - Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan.
The Redskins didn't completely ignore the o-line. In the third round, they selected tackle Morgan Moses of Virginia at No. 66 overall. Moses could compete with Tyler Polumbus for the starting right tackle job.
The Redskins were slated to have the 34th overall pick, but they traded it to the Dallas Cowboys for Nos. 47 and 78.
The Redskins had traded their first-round selection to the St. Louis Rams as the final piece of the deal that allowed them to pick franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III 2 years ago.
* Houston had 20 hours to think about the first pick of the second round, then went for a blocker. To barely a whimper of reaction from the Radio City Music Hall crowd, the Texans selected UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo. He joins the first overall pick, defensive disrupter Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina, in Houston.
* The Cowboys took Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, who they hope will emulate their departed sacks leader, DeMarcus Ware, now with Denver.
* Cleveland, more active than any team in the first round, added a protector for Johnny Manziel by grabbing guard Joel Bitonio, of Nevada, who also can play tackle or center. The Browns caused the biggest stir on opening night when they traded up to No. 22 to get Johnny Football.
The teams already were busy on the trade block, with five in the first 75 minutes of the second round.
There were only five all through the opening round on Thursday.
No running backs were selected in the draft until Washington's Bishop Sankey went to the Titans at No. 54, followed by LSU's Jeremy Hill to the Bengals at 55.
* The Buffalo Bills, after drafting Clemson wideout Sammy Watkins with the fourth pick on Thursday, dealt receiver Stevie Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers before the second round. In exchange, Buffalo acquired an undisclosed pick next year.
* Dolphins center Mike Pouncey heard from general manager Dennis Hicket regarding a tweet he sent that joked about hazing the team's first-round draft pick, tackle Ja'Wuan James.
Pouncey tweeted: "Great pick! I can't wait for our gifts he's getting us lol."
An investigation into a bullying scandal found Pouncey followed guard Richie Incognito's lead in harassing Jonathan Martin, who left the team during the season over being harassed.
* Brownswide receiver Josh Gordon could face a seasonlong suspension after a second failed drug test months ago, this time for marijuana, ESPN reported.