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11-Year-Old Derek Carr Told NFL Commissioner That He Would Make It to NFL Draft

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Kyle NewportFeatured Columnist IVDecember 29, 2016

Back when the Houston Texans had the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft, all eyes were on Fresno State quarterback David Carr.

However, David's brother, Derek, used that opportunity to inform former commissioner Paul Tagliabue that he would make it back to the draft in the future.

It may have just been an 11-year-old's wishful thinking, but he was extremely confident. Here's what he told the commissioner that night, via ESPN Front Row's Sheldon Spencer:

"I shook commissioner Tagliabue’s hand and told him I’d be back. I guess that wasn’t politically correct. But I was only 11, so I didn’t know too much."

Twelve years later, the Texans again have the No. 1 overall pick. This time, it's Derek waiting for his name to be called at some point in the draft.

[ESPN Front Row]

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