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Cornellius Carradine | Defensive End

Team: Florida State Seminoles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 265

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49ers selected Florida State DE/OLB Tank Carradine with the No. 40 overall pick.
Carradine would have been a certain first-round pick if not for a November ACL tear and medical concerns late in the draft process. The 6'4/276 fast-twitch rusher was outplaying more heralded teammate Bjoern Werner before the tear. Pre-injury, Carradine amassed 13 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, and a forced fumble in 11 games. Carradine closed out his FSU career with 16.5 sacks over his final 21 appearances. He ran 4.76 at his April 20 personal Pro Day. On tape, Carradine's non-stop quarterback pursuit jumps off the screen. He is a powerful rusher with a truly relentless motor. The ridiculously deep 49ers can afford to swing at upside here. Fri, Apr 26, 2013 07:17:00 PM

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The Indianapolis Colts have done a lot of work on Florida State DE Tank Carradine, according to CBS' Jason La Canfora.

Carradine has been sky-rocketing up draft boards following an impressive workout. It was his first following a knee injury, and he impressed with 4.75 40-yard dash. Multiple teams are said to be interested, including the Giants, Vikings and Falcons.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 04:20:00 PM

NFL insider Adam Caplan believes the Giants will select a CB or DE with pick No. 19.

The team also has needs at linebacker and offensive line, but Giants' decision makers have historically stayed away from select prospects at those positions early in the draft. We wouldn't rule out a defensive tackle. Both Seminole pass rushers, Tank Carradine and Bjoern Werner, are possibilities, along with UCLA's Datone Jones.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 08:50:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been visiting with prospects families.

"Coach [Mike] Tomlin and I did a lot of follow-up work this past spring when we visited the pro days. We actually tried to be a little more proactive in trying to meet families," GM Kevin Colbert said. "It is something that Coach Tomlin started three years ago. After we draft players, we start to bring their families in to get to know the kids that we drafted. Sometimes you get the opportunity at a pro day and sometimes you don’t, depending on where the kid’s family lives. We did try to make a conscious effort to extend the program Coach Tomlin started three years ago." The Steelers seem to be one of the teams taking extra steps to find information about prospects, which has also included perusing social media accounts.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 06:37:00 PM

The Dolphins, Giants, Vikings, and Falcons are the "top suitors" for FSU DE Cornellius Carradine, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

All four teams make sense, but the Dolphins would have to be sure Carradine could make an impact during his rookie season. The Vikings make a lot of sense, because of the contract situation of their entire defensive line. Even if he lack production during his rookie season, we firmly believe Carradine will be an impact player.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 12:36:00 PM

FSU DE Cornellius Carradine ran a 4.75 forty during a workout for NFL teams, just 135 days after undergoing knee surgery.

As we have been saying, do not rule Carradine out of the top 15. Our own Josh Norris ranked Carradine as the second best defensive end in the class after Ezekiel Ansah. He needs some technical work, but Carradine is quick off the snap with strong hands and an aggressive mentality. 11 teams attended the workout including: the Chiefs, Lions, Browns, Saints, Bengals, Vikings, Colts, Broncos, Patriots, Falcons, and Niners.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 02:48:00 PM

FSU DE Cornellius "Tank" Carradine will run for teams on April 20.

April 20 is Saturday and the San Francisco 49ers will be attending the running. It's been said that Carradine could be a possibility for the team with their first-round pick. Carradine has yet to run for teams as he's been recovering from a torn ACL injury.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 06:37:00 PM

Sports Illustrated writer Don Banks reports FSU DE Cornellius "Tank" Carradine has met with the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens.

"The 6-foot-4, 276-pound Carradine is on the radar screen for teams in need of a speed rusher, with some liking his track record of creating pass pressure as a 4-3 end with his hand on the ground, and others projecting his best role as an edge rusher at outside linebacker in the 3-4," Banks writes. Carradine is coming back from a knee injury, so his April 20 pro day will be vital to his stock.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 06:28:00 PM

Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reports the New England Patriots will host Florida State DE Cornellius "Tank" Carradine.

Carradine joins five other players who have scheduled visits. "They have scheduled official visits with Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan, Florida State defensive end Tank Carradine, Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant, Alabama offensive lineman D.J. Fluker, LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills, according to a source," Howe writes.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 06:19:00 PM

After watching more of his tape and talking with league sources, NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah would be surprised if FSU DE Tank Carradine isn't a first-round pick.

We agree, and it is just a question of how high. Carradine would have been a top 15 pick if he avoided the torn ACL late in the season, but don't be surprised if he still goes off the board in that area. The pass rusher's personal pro day on April 20 will be critical.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 09:17:00 AM

The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein is "not quite as awestruck over" FSU DE Tank Carradine "as others are."

Zierlein went on to grade Carradine as the 9th best defensive end. "I think his overall quickness off the snap is solid and he plays with a good motor, but I don't see upper-echelon traits when I watch him," he writes. "With that said, I think he could have better upside than Sam Montgomery, but maybe a little lower floor."
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 03:18:00 PM

ESPN's Bill Williamson believes FSU DE Cornellius "Tank" Carradine "should be available when Denver picks at No. 28."

After losing Elvis Dumervil, Williamson thinks pass rusher will be high on the team's needs. He went on to list four other prospects, including Margus Hunt, Sam Montgomery, Damontre Moore, and Alex Okafor. Williamson added that Carradine has "great film."
Source: ESPN
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 12:54:00 PM

FSU DE Cornellius "Tank" Carradine visited the Eagles on Monday.

We wouldn't expect the Eagles to target Carradine at No. 4, but if fully healthy the outstanding pass rusher might have been projected in that area. We consider him a top 12 talent in this year's class and a superior prospect to Bjoern Werner, so expect Carradine to be a first-round pick. He will hold a personal pro day on April 20.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 09:02:00 AM

Florida State DE Cornellius "Tank" Carradine will work out for NFL evaluators on April 20.

Carradine plans on working out in full, meaning he will complete every drill. If the pass rusher's knee shows no instability, the workout could really change teams' draft boards five days before the event. We would go as far to call Carradine one of the top three edge rushers in this class.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 01:40:00 PM

FSU DE Cornellius "Tank" Carradine completed 32 bench press reps at the school's pro day.

This is four better than Carradine posted at the Combine. Expect the stud pass rusher to workout just before the NFL Draft in late April, and if cleared medically, expect a top-20 selection.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 11:45:00 AM