2014 NFL Mock Draft: Predicting First 11 Picks, Tennessee Titans Take?

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8. Minnesota Vikings

Selection: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

Dec 7, 2013; Fresno, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr (4) prepares to throw a pass against the Utah State Aggies in the third quarter at Bulldog Stadium. The Bulldogs defeated the Aggies 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings need their quarterback of the future. Adrian Peterson is getting somewhat up there in age, and they will need someone to carry the team when his time is up. Derek Carr has the looks of a franchise quarterback. There are no doubts about his arm and his accuracy, though his pocket awareness has drawn some flack. But that sort of thing is coachable, and Carr has shown that he is willing to do what’s best for his team. Vikings fans will be happy if they are able to land him.