In my weekly column, we take a long look at impact fantasy football rookies. I compare their performance to date against my original expectations of them. Let’s continue this 2014 version of the series by looking at one of the best quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft, Derek Carr. I will look at some of his college production against his performance versus Kansas City to dissect his dynasty value.
These are my thoughts after watching him in college: The young leader makes quick decisions with a strong-am but looked even better with the efforts of his impressive receiver, Davante Adams. Carr has good ball placement, is mobile in the pocket avoiding pressure, and takes what the defense gives him by reading their coverage well. Carr has good footwork, steps up on his passes to see the entire field well. He tends to go to the open receiver running underneath instead of pressing the ball down the field. The signal caller has the necessary arm strength to make all the throws and plays like a leader out there.