Florida State defensive end Cornellius “Tank” Carradine is scheduled to run in front of NFL scouts in Cincinnati on Saturday, just four months after his season-ending knee injury. Expected to be in attendance are several AFC North teams, including the Baltimore Ravens, who previously had him in for a visit:
“I would feel great about it,” Carradine said heading into his Ravens visit. ”I would fit right in with those guys because they’re impact players. I can be that guy who has ability and can learn from those guys and bring a lot to the table.
“I like the 3-4 a lot because I’m able to do more, show more. I’m able to stand up. I can see more. I can recognize pass and run better when you stand up. I’m able to be in space, drop in coverage and play inside receivers. I feel real good about the 3-4. I’ve played in a 4-3, but I can play in a 3-4. I can play either scheme really good.”
Carradine was Unable to participate fully in the scouting combine and FSU’s March 19th pro day, so this will be the first full workout that scouts get to see Carradine go through before next Thursday’s NFL Draft.
In 11 games last season, Carradine recorded 11 sacks and 80 tackles. He had 16 sacks as a sophomore at Butler County Junior College in Kansas and 16.5 sacks in two seasons after transferring to FSU.
If Carradine can show that his knee is back to 100% strength, he’ll easily be drafted between the late- first-early second round.