The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bringing in Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr, according to Ian Rapoport. Carr is the fifth quarterback to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois), Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville) and Garrett Gilbert (SMU). It's clear that the Bucs want to draft a quarterback this year, and they're doing their due diligence on a lot of prospects.
The 23-year-old is generally seen as the fourth-best quarterback in the draft, behind Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel -- although this draft class is notoriously difficult to project. Carr may have an extra leg up for the Bucs, though, as offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford coached his older brother in college, is very familiar with the Carr family, and helped coach Derek Carr over the past year.
The Fresno State prospect is intriguing mainly because of his arm strength and mobility, but he has some other concerns. His height is slightly below average at 6'2", bu that shouldn't be a major problem. The bigger issue is his offense and his reaction to pressure: he ran a quick passing game at Fresno State over the past two years, which did not ask him to make pro-style reads, which did not consistently ask him to make pro-style throws, and which generally prevented him from seeing a lot of pressure.
What concerns me most is his reaction to pressure, because in the NFL you're going to see pressure in your face. Carr did not get the opportunity to show his reactions to pressure much, but most of it was not complimentary. Not as disastrous as what I saw of Jimmy Garoppolo or what Blaine Gabbert showed in college, but it's certainly a concern.
But then, every other draftable quarterback has some question marks of his own. The Bucs will have to decide which flaws they can fix, which they can't, and which prospect can learn the skills they can teach. Those are all crucial aspects, but they're also very difficult to evaluate. And we can't really know how the Buccaneers view those aspects of draft evaluation right now.