Dec 21, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass against the Southern California Trojans in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2014 AA Writers' Mock Draft: Pick No. 8


With the eighth pick in the 2014 AA Writers’ Mock Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select…

8. Minnesota Vikings
Derek Carr
QB, Fresno State

Derek Carr is the prototypical pocket passer. He had more than 5,000 yards passing this year alone and more than 12,000 for his career. His 69-percent completion rate and 50 TDs to only eight INTs was nothing short of astounding. The Vikings were 29th in passing yards over the past three years, and you’d hope that new defensive-minded head coach Mike Zimmer would strengthen the weakest link on the team first. So, the Vikings have found their QB of the future. Plus, he should come in and make a big difference right away.

 Previous Picks:

1. Houston Texans
Johnny Manziel
QB, Texas A&M University
Selected by Jason Seibel – Assistant Editor

2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Sammy Watkins
WR, Clemson
Selected by Stacy D. Smith – Featured Columnist

3. Jacksonville Jaguars
Teddy Bridgewater
QB, Louisville
Selected by Lyle Graversen – Featured Columnist

4. Cleveland Browns
Blake Bortles
Selected by Nicholas Clayton – Featured Columnist

5. Oakland Raiders
Anthony Barr
Selected by Jeffery Grasser – Staff Writer

6. Atlanta Falcons
Jadeveon Clowney
DE, South Carolina
Selected by Nick Floyd – Staff Writer

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jake Matthews
OT, Texas A & M University
Selected by Damian Nelson – Senior Contributor

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