Tank Carradine works out

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    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. Apr 20 - 2:48 PM
    Source: Joe Reedy on Twitter

  2. Eskimo

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    It is interesting that we chose not to attend given our needs at DL and the chance that he could be the BPA at a position of need when we are on the clock. He seems to fit well with Kiffen and Marinelli's MO. I wonder why we didn't attend? Maybe his injury scared us off given our bad luck as of late with injured draft picks.
  3. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    Teams will go later with guys coming off injuries, but I'll be surprised if he goes round 1.so many DEs and OLB/DEs this year.
  4. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    I think we all agree he will be gone before #47? I would be even tempted to trade down, if we had to, to say a top 2nd round pick or that Falcon pick and get him about there.
  5. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    This sounds like he's right up our alley because lately we have drafted a few players that were overcoming an injury..
  6. jnday

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    They need a replacement for Spencer. He is going to be too big of a cap hit to sign long term. Ware is starting to get injured on a regular basis as well. I think they should have attended the workout, but I guess they had their reasons not to.
  7. XxTDxX

    XxTDxX Well-Known Member

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    I'll pass.. Let's take a year off from drafting players with serious injuries.

    For those saying we need to replace spencer.. We have positions that need to be filled TODAY.. Backup RB, a Starting Safety, Guard, a DT.. There is a draft every year you know?

    If a DE is the best player on the board fine. But DE is not a position of need as of today.
  8. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Werner should be way ahead of him. Much more of a complete DE and a lot less of a bust factor.
  9. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Bryan Broaddus ‏@BryanBroaddus 6h
    “@Markbristow22: @BryanBroaddus why wouldn't they be there? Enough film on him?” Scouts here working as I type this. Meetings.
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    Bryan Broaddus ‏@BryanBroaddus 6h
    “@J_BSn: @BryanBroaddus cowboys in attendance for Carradines workout?” Word I received was, no.
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  10. Oh_Canada

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    A backup running back is not a priority over a DE....ever. Especially when you consider the team is one injury away from oblivion at defensive end.
  11. tm1119

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    We have an extremely fragile RB with no immediate backup. I'm not taking the same stance that we shouldn't take a DE because its not a need at all, but RB is definitely a pretty big need out of this draft. Fortunately I think we can fill that need pretty nicely in rounds 4 or 5
  12. XxTDxX

    XxTDxX Well-Known Member

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    Your wrong. Backup RB is extremely important.. And did you forget we drafted a DE last year in the 3rd round? (Tyrone Crawford)
  13. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    I don't like Carradine.

    I think he looks stiff.
  14. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Cornellius Carradine
    Ht: 6041
    Wt: 276
    Arm: 34-3/4"
    Hand: 10-1/4"
    Bench: 32

    His 32 reps on the bench were very good for a 276 lbs player with 34-3/4" arms.

  15. Oh_Canada

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    I am? Ware had what? Three surgeries this offseason? Spencer is a free agent next season. Leaves you with an unproven second year guy as a backup. How is that much different than the running back situation?
    There are a number of cheap vet running backs on the market at a position that has proven time and time again can be filled with late picks and college free agents. Sorry-I take an end before a running back in this case if you have similar grades.
    Carradine is going to be a very good NFL player.
  16. Macnalty

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    He could be a home-run but why was he not so impressive on film(Dontay Moch). He is the poster-boy for the perfect DE size and speed are great. If you think he is the home-run then I understand, seems to me there are smarter moves IMO. I would rather have a more proven commodity. I do agree he needs to be on the radar at 18 and considered if our other choices are not available.
  17. Eskimo

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    The thing I worry about with a guy like Carradine is he caught everyone by surprise and was playing aside some other really good players. He has only one season of great production in college.

    Werner came into the season highly hyped and still put up good numbers. He is a bit smaller than Carradine but not much smaller. He has decent athleticism for his size.

    The guy I continue to like more but who is a bit off the radar at our draft slot is D. Jones. He was electric at the Senior Bowl. He is a great combination of size, speed and power across the board. He can play DE and slide inside to 3-tech DT in pass rush situations. He has nice moves using both speed and power when rushing the passer. He can play the run well and appears to have a good motor. He could possibly be had in a trade down to the mid-20s and get taken after sexier picks like Sly, Tank and Werner. But I just love his versatility and would really like the extra pick in this draft that is deep in DL, OL, RB, WR and Safety - all arguably needs for us.
  18. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    I like Jones, too. And he'd fill that role and sub nicely behind Ware for a year or so, too, which we're going to need. It depends on the trade down, but he'd be a decent consolation prize in a pinch.

    There are going to be a lot of interesting options in this draft. A lot of teams are going to be able to help themselves, and there should be a lot of moving once we get outside the first 15 players or so. Can't wait.
  19. TheCount

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    Carradine, if healthy, isa better better orisoect than Ansah.
  20. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I'd like us to consider Hunt then Moore at DE. Not sure either will fall to our second pick. Cooper in the first and Hunt in the second would make me a happy guy.

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