There is very little doubt that Florida State Seminoles defensive end Cornellius Carradine, better known by his nickname, “Tank”, is a game-changer and one of the most talented players at his position. Unfortunately, he suffered a serious knee injury that has kept him from putting his skills on display for scouts. That all changed today and Carradine impressed everyone in attendance.
As a result, don’t be surprised to hear Carradine’s name called in the top 20 of next week’s draft.
Just how impressive was Carradine’s workout? Let Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer tell you.
135 days post knee surgery, FSU defensive end Tank Carradine runs a 4.75 in the 40 during a workout for teams
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) April 20, 2013
That is simply stunning.
Eleven teams, the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers, were there to watch Carradine work out.
We will find out in less than a week how early Carradine will be drafted, but with his superhuman recovery and unbelievable skill, he should warrant a top twenty pick.
Personally, I have Carradine as the No. 2 defensive end in this class and would take him in the top 15 selections.