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Fresno State QB Carr goes to Raiders in 2nd

05/10/2014, 12:56am EDT
By ASSOCIATED PRESS

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen speaks during a news conference. ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — For once, Derek Carr didn't emulate his older brother.

David Carr was the top overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft, the first player ever taken by the Houston Texans. Derek, who also went to Fresno State and, like his elder brother enters the league with a wife and child, went 36th overall when Oakland selected him in the second round Friday night.

Eleven years younger than David, Derek Carr also must hope he gets better protection with the Raiders than David did with Houston. David Carr never reached the expectations of a No. 1 pick, in great part because he was sacked so often during his time with the Texans.

"I learned everything that he did right and everything that he did wrong," Derek Carr said. "He told me that if he could do anything, he hopes he made the path smoother for me as I transition into the NFL."

Derek Carr rewrote the Bulldogs' record book, throwing for more than 10,000 yards and 100 touchdown passes.

In other picks on Friday:

■ Houston had 20 hours to think about the first pick of the second round, then went for a blocker. The Texans selected UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo, who joins the first overall pick, defensive disrupter Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina, in Houston. The two of them can have fun colliding against each other in minicamps and training camp. The 6-foot-4, 307-pound Su'a-Filo, who went on a Mormon mission while in college, also has played tackle.

■ The Cowboys took Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, who they hope will emulate their departed sacks leader with the same first name, DeMarcus Ware, now with Denver. "I'm my own Demarcus," Lawrence said. "I don't like to try to be nobody else. I'm going to be me, and I'm going to do it well."

■ Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo, a star on the FCS level from the school that produced Tony Romo, went to New England near the end of the second round. The heir to Tom Brady?

The teams already were busy on the trade block, with five in the first 75 minutes of the second round. There were only five all through the opening round.

It took 54 selections, a draft record, for a running back to go. Bishop Sankey of Washington was chosen by the Titans, who cut Chris Johnson this spring. Two more went in the next three selections: Jeremy Hill of LSU to Cincinnati and Carlos Hyde of Ohio State to San Francisco. Auburn star Tre Mason went with the 75th pick to the Rams.

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