This pick was made by Sayre Bedinger from NFL Mocks
The New York Giants select Tank Carradine from Florida State.
The Giants are staring all of the draft’s top 4-3 LBs in the face in this mock draft scenario, and that’s certainly a route they could look along with Alabama’s D.J. Fluker, but Carradine may be too enticing to pass on at this point. He is an extremely athletic pass rush prospect who fits what the Giants like to do in the early portion of the draft, and that’s take the best available player.
There are some who think Carradine would have been a lock for the top five had he not gotten hurt this past year, and with the loss of Osi Umenyiora and the poor season from Justin Tuck, the Giants could be in the market for a new pass rusher opposite Jason Pierre-Paul. Carradine has a great burst off the snap, and a natural instinct for finding the quarterback.
Had it not been for an injury to Brandon Jenkins, he may never have gotten a chance to start. There is the fear that he could be a one year wonder, but the Giants took a risk on Pierre-Paul and that worked out really well for them. This would be a solid pickup for the G-men.
Here is how the draft currently stands:
1. Kansas City Chiefs — Eric Fisher, offensive tackle, Central Michigan
2. Jacksonville Jaguars — Dion Jordan, defensive end, Oregon
3. Oakland Raiders — Sharrif Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida
4. Philadelphia Eagles — Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M
5. Detroit Lions — Ezekiel Ansah, defensive end, BYU
6. Cleveland Browns — Dee Milliner, cornerback, Alabama
7. Arizona Cardinals — Lane Johnson, offensive tackle, Oklahoma
8. Buffalo Bills — Chance Warmack, guard, Alabama
9. New York Jets — Jarvis Jones, linebacker, Georgia
10. Tennessee Titans — Jonathan Cooper, guard, North Carolina
11. San Diego Chargers — Star Lotulelei, defensive tackle, Utah
12. Miami Dolphins — Xavier Rhodes, cornerback, Florida State
13. New York Jets (via Tampa Bay) — Tavon Austin, wide receiver, West Virginia
14. Carolina Panthers — Sheldon Richardson, defensive tackle, Missouri
15. New Orleans Saints — Barkevious Mingo, defensive end, LSU
16. St. Louis Rams — Cordarrelle Patterson, wide receiver, Tennessee
17. Pittsburgh Steelers — Tyler Eifert, tight end, Notre Dame
18. Dallas Cowboys — Kenny Vaccaro, safety, Texas
19. New York Giants — Tank Carradine, defensive end, Florida State