Raiders nab QB Carr in 2nd round

 

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New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans passed on a quarterback to open the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft, but the Oakland Raiders wasted little time adding one with their second-round pick.

The Raiders chose Fresno State triggerman Derek Carr with the fourth selection (No. 36 overall) of the second round, three spots after the Texans kicked things off by grabbing UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo.

Carr, the younger brother of former Texans No. 1 overall choice David Carr, became only the fourth quarterback in FBS history to throw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns during his senior season with the Bulldogs. The 2013 Mountain West Player of the Year will compete with veteran addition Matt Schaub to start under center in Oakland.

The second pick of the day saw a trade conducted between NFC East rivals Dallas and Washington, with the Cowboys moving up from No. 47 to No. 34 to take Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence.

Dallas also shipped its third-round choice (No. 87) to the Redskins, who did not have a first-round pick as part of the blockbuster 2012 trade with St. Louis that enabled them to take franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Cleveland nabbed Nevada offensive lineman Joel Bitonio prior to the Raiders' selection of Carr, with Atlanta then taking Minnesota defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman and Tampa Bay obtaining Washington tight end Austin Seferian- Jenkins at No. 38.

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