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Appropriately nicknamed "Tank" since he's an intimidating, physical presence on the defensive line, Carradine would probably be a first-round pick if not for an ACL tear suffered in November. The injury limited him to bench pressing at the NFL combine, and he lifted 225 pounds 28 times, putting him toward the top at his position. Despite the limited participation while recovering from surgery, Carradine is still expected to be selected in the early rounds since he was a force for Florida State over the past two seasons. He finished his senior season with 11 sacks and 80 tackles with 13 going for losses in 13 games to earn All-ACC first-team honors after acting as a backup as a junior. Over those two seasons, he displayed tremendous athleticism, including power, speed and an explosive burst off the line to get through an opponent and to the quarterback. Scouts have also cited his competitiveness, intensity, work ethic and motor as major pluses. He rarely gives up on plays and chases down running backs to the sideline, as well as getting his hands in the air to knock down passes while engaged in a block. Still, his injury is a major concern, and it's unclear if he'll be a quality student in the film room. Carradine was scheduled to attend Illinois out of high school, but didn't qualify academically and instead attended junior college. His play for the Seminoles may have done enough to overshadow his issues in the classroom since most NFL teams will be enamored with his physical tools. He's seen as an immediate starter at the next level if he's able to recover strongly from his knee injury.