Ranking the Top 10 Players from the 2014 NFL Draft

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#5. Derek Carr

Carr was selected as the 36th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the then-Oakland Raiders. From the outset, Carr showed his potential as an NFL quarterback, quickly earning the starting role in his rookie season.

In his first year, he threw for an impressive 3,270 yards and 21 touchdowns, setting multiple franchise rookie records. It was evident that the Raiders had found their franchise quarterback, and Carr’s career was off to a promising start.

He continued to put up impressive numbers, earning his first Pro Bowl selection in the 2015 season after throwing for 32 touchdowns and 3,987 yards. While he has had his fair share of struggles, Carr is the Raiders ‘ all-time passing leader by a wide margin and easily the best quarterback to come out of the 2014 draft.

Carr looks to continue the second half of his career with the New Orleans Saints this fall. He still has the arm talent and mobility to be a top-half-of-the-league quarterback for the foreseeable future. A change of scenery could make a huge difference for Carr. If all goes right, he still could climb higher on this list before it’s all said and done.