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2014 NFL mock draft: Derek Carr still a top-10 pick after poor bowl performance

Even though Derek Carr had a lousy showing at the Las Vegas Bowl he is still projected as a top-10 pick.

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Another mock draft is out and once again Derek Carr is still sitting in good position even after playing bad in the Las Vegas Bowl. Carr had a bad game against USC which showed the world that if pressure is applied then he folds over pretty easily and makes a lot of mistakes.

Mocking the Draft talks about Carr's performance and despite those issues has Carr going No. 3 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The book on Carr is out, and Southern California showed it blowing out Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl. Carr is a strong-arm pocket passer who gets tentative when facing a blitz. Would that make Jacksonville a good fit for Carr? According to Pro Football Focus, the Jaguars are near the middle of the pack in pass blocking. It stands to reason the line will be better next season with a healthy Luke Joeckel. It's also a fair assumption that an NFL offensive line would perform better than Fresno State's did this season. Getting a quarterback in place sooner rather than later should accelerate Jacksonville's rebuilding process.

Give Carr an offensive line and then he will be a very good NFL quarterback -- the same could have been said for his older brother David who was on his back from sacks in his time with the Houston Texans. With the Jaguars having a good offensive line and very much in need for a quarterback make Carr a great addition to their rebuilding project.

Other mock drafts fall in line with this one from Mocking the Draft as the two mock drafts over at have Carr going to the Jaguars and No. 8 to the Minnesota Vikings. So, even with the book blown on open on Carr he is still pegged to be one of the first quarterbacks taken in the draft.

Carr will still have plenty of chances to prove himself once he goes to the All-Star circuit, private work outs and pro days to prove his worth. One bad performance does not ruin Carr's draft status.