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Oakland Raiders are considering taking Derek Carr in the first round

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The Oakland Raiders are heavily considering taking Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr.

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The Oakland Raiders have already shown interest in former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr, but then they say the organization doesn't want a quarterback in the first round. The latest on the Raiders and Carr are that the team does like Carr, but it depends where they can land him.

The Raiders currently have the fifth overall pick and taking Carr at that spot is extremely high, but according to Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com is reporting that owner Mark Davis really likes Carr and that could force management to make a move to land the former Mountain West quarterback.

It seems that the Raiders are smart enough (insert joke here) to not take Carr at No. 5 but try to move down to acquire more picks and land Carr in the late-teens. The Raiders will have competition since the Arizona Cardinals are a team that is really high on Carr and they pick at No. 20, and then the Cleveland Browns pick at 26 and they are also looking to land Carr.

If Davis really wants Carr he would likely need to move back in the first round and stay ahead of Arizona at No. 20. Another option could be for the Raiders to move back into the first round but that would be a steep price and they need to provide Carr with talent around for him and the team to be successful.