NFL Draft: 49ers select Tank Carradine in 2nd round (40th pick)

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

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Florida State players continue to be a popular choice in the 2013 NFL Draft with the 49ers taking former Seminole Cornellius 'Tank' Carradine 40th overall in the second round of Friday's NFL Draft. Carradine is the fourth Florida State player taken in the draft's first 40 picks.

The 49ers selection of Carrardine comes with some risk: the 24-year-old tore his ACL in a November loss to Florida. However, Carradine's rehab went well enough that he was able to participate in a pro day on April 20. Carradine reportedly ran a 4.93 40, an impressive number considering he was only five months removed from surgery.

Before suffering the ACL injury, Carradine had been on a tear. During a three-game stretch in November where Florida State played Virginia Tech, Maryland and Florida, Carradine tallied a total of 27 tackles and three sacks. Despite missing Florida State's final two games last season, Carradine still managed to finish second on the team in both sacks (11) and tackles for a loss (13).

In his predraft analysis, NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler said Carradine has "agile feet and very good closing speed," something the 49ers should be excited about in their new defensive end.

Carradine and former Florida State teammate Bjoern Werner are the highest drafted Seminole defensive linemen since 2006 when the Eagles selected Brodrick Bunkley with the 14th overall pick.

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