Derek Carr is a controversial prospect.
Depending on whom you poll, he's one of the top quarterbacks in this class or is among that second tier that will be selected in the second or third round (no one seems to be much lower on him than that).
Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, taken at his word, appears to be part of the former group.
"Obviously, he was very impressive today," Turner told The Associated Press (via ESPN) after watching Carr's pro day. "He came out and showed he has a strong arm, very accurate, he made all the throws. He had a heck of a workout."
CBS Sports' Pat Kirwan is another member. He has the Vikings selecting Carr with the No. 8 pick in the draft and suggests they may have to trade up to do that:
"The Vikings won't take just any quarterback at this spot in the draft for Norv Turner's offense. If Carr is available he makes the most sense. Minnesota may have to jump over Oakland to get him."
Listening to Bleacher Report's Matt Miller talk about Carr's confidence and arm strength in the above video, it's tough to dispute that the Vikings should be watching Carr very, very closely (regardless of if you want them to select him at No. 8).
This slide is assessing whether the Vikings are considering Carr with the No. 8 pick.
Given the huge long-term void at the quarterback position and high praises from the likes of Miller, Kirwan, Turner and other respected members of the NFL community, the Vikings are well aware of the pros and cons of Carr and are absolutely evaluating him as a possibility at No. 8. But that doesn't mean they will select him.
Fact or fiction: Fact