Derek Carr not picked in 1st day of NFL draft

May 9, 2014 5:57:49 AM PDT
Derek Carr will now have to wait until after 4 p.m. on Friday to find out where he'll be playing professional football.

Derek Carr had been projected as high as a top-five pick and as low as a fourth round selection. The majority of draft analysts had him pegged somewhere in the late in the first round. And with trades being the biggest variable, those projections are thrown out the window in a heartbeat.

Carr's best chance on Thursday night was perhaps with the 27th pick where the Arizona Cardinals had traded down to move seven spots. But instead of taking Carr to be Carson Palmer's heir apparent, the red birds selected Deone Bucannon -- a defensive back out of Washington State.

One more realistic chance came with the last pick of the night. The Vikings traded up to the 32nd pick. Minnesota selected a quarterback, but he was not named Carr. Instead Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater got the nod on day one of the NFL draft.

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