Cornellius "Tank" Carradine is 6'4 and 276 pounds. After a standout career with the Florida St. Seminoles, he is looking to take the next step in his football career as the 2013 NFL Draft begins on Thursday night.
Just 135 days removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL, Carradine ran a 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds on Saturday. That is absurd speed for a man of his size, let alone one who had major reconstructive knee surgery less than five months ago.
Most mock drafts have Carradine going somewhere during the later portions in the first round. SB Nation's latest mock draft has him going No. 19 overall to the New York Giants. Now that it's pretty clear that his knee will be completely healthy once he returns to the field in September, Carradine could see his stock rise in the coming days. Teams are putting an emphasis on adding elite pass rushers, and that is exactly what he is.
This past season as a senior at FSU, Tank recorded 11 sacks for one of the nation's top defenses. He missed the last two games of the year after tearing his ACL.
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