Gruden QB Camp: Derek Carr

Family history and durability could hurt him, but he's a fit for Texans

Updated: May 5, 2014, 12:31 PM ET
By Jon Gruden | As told to Mike Sando

ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando went to Orlando, Fla., to watch Jon Gruden's QB Camp taping with Fresno State QB Derek Carr. Sando has written up Gruden's biggest takeaways from the interview and throwing sessions, in Gruden's voice.

1. Carr's arm talent is undeniable

Carr can drill it; he has a cannon. He can really throw accurately with tight spirals, with or without the laces, in 20 mph winds or no wind. He has a quick release. When you can make Santonio Holmes open his eyes like, "Wow," that is the best way to judge a man who can throw the football. The veterans, they want to jump to the front of the line and run routes for the guy because they know there is a good chance he is going to put it right in the breadbasket. Holmes was out here catching passes during our camps this year, and there were things Carr could do that other guys simply cannot.

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