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Niners select Tank Carradine

Originally posted by Existence:
Having our team infused with Williams, Carradine, and Dial, even before adding new draft picks, will be a huge boost for this team.

NFL is now all about finding young talent and depth, and extra numbers on the D line is huge.

I would also add the extra time these guys have had training, rehabbing and learning the pro system from our great team is a major advantage for these young monsters coming into there 2nd year.
Originally posted by Existence:
Having our team infused with Williams, Carradine, and Dial, even before adding new draft picks, will be a huge boost for this team.

NFL is now all about finding young talent and depth, and extra numbers on the D line is huge.

Absolutely...and don't forget about TJE and even Okoye. That is a ton of depth already and we haven't even touched FA or the draft yet.
If we can get Easley and red shirt him for a year or DLine will be set up for the future.
All the tapes I've seen show Warner (DE?) a few steps faster to the QB that Tank... Not really sure what that means but losing a year with an injury, hopefully this guy pans out

I'm certainly not sold that he will blow things up next year. We'll see I guess, hope for the best
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Originally posted by Big_Daddy:
All the tapes I've seen show Warner (DE?) a few steps faster to the QB that Tank... Not really sure what that means but losing a year with an injury, hopefully this guy pans out

I'm certainly not sold that he will blow things up next year. We'll see I guess, hope for the best

It means nothing more than Werner is a DE/OLB and Carradine is a DE/DT. Naturally Werner is going to be a step quicker than Tank -- don't read into that at all. If anything you need to compare Carradine with the other interior DL players from FSU.
Originally posted by sfout:
It means nothing more than Werner is a DE/OLB and Carradine is a DE/DT. Naturally Werner is going to be a step quicker than Tank -- don't read into that at all. If anything you need to compare Carradine with the other interior DL players from FSU.

Neither are pure speed rushers anyway. The injury concerns are valid. As fans we have basically assumed Carradine and Lattimore will be long time starters for this club.
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
If we can get Easley and red shirt him for a year or DLine will be set up for the future.

This is the move I feel we should make. Because IF Tank turns out to be the guy, we will need a top notch DE to rotate off of the bench. Also, it's no sure thing that Tank will be the replacement, so it would be nice to have another talented DE to compete with Carradine in 2015. I think the 3rd round is the strike zone for drafting Dominique Easley.


Originally posted by Touchdownboy1980:
Originally posted by sfout:
It means nothing more than Werner is a DE/OLB and Carradine is a DE/DT. Naturally Werner is going to be a step quicker than Tank -- don't read into that at all. If anything you need to compare Carradine with the other interior DL players from FSU.

Neither are pure speed rushers anyway. The injury concerns are valid. As fans we have basically assumed Carradine and Lattimore will be long time starters for this club.

I think most people think they will be able to contribute in 2014. I don't know about longterm starters, maybe Carradine more so than Lattimore. I believe they both can, but I'm not certain the board overall thinks it's a foregone conclusion.
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Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
If we can get Easley and red shirt him for a year or DLine will be set up for the future.

This is the move I feel we should make. Because IF Tank turns out to be the guy, we will need a top notch DE to rotate off of the bench. Also, it's no sure thing that Tank will be the replacement, so it would be nice to have another talented DE to compete with Carradine in 2015. I think the 3rd round is the strike zone for drafting Dominique Easley.


Originally posted by Touchdownboy1980:
Originally posted by sfout:
It means nothing more than Werner is a DE/OLB and Carradine is a DE/DT. Naturally Werner is going to be a step quicker than Tank -- don't read into that at all. If anything you need to compare Carradine with the other interior DL players from FSU.

Neither are pure speed rushers anyway. The injury concerns are valid. As fans we have basically assumed Carradine and Lattimore will be long time starters for this club.

I think most people think they will be able to contribute in 2014. I don't know about longterm starters, maybe Carradine more so than Lattimore. I believe they both can, but I'm not certain the board overall thinks it's a foregone conclusion.

Yea I don't want the 9ers to become a cliche, always drafting high profile injured players but Easley makes the most sense for us, he'll get a year of rehab like Carradine and be back in 2015 to compete with Tank and both of them will be given shakes to replace Justin on one side and/or unseat McDonald on the other.

I also agree. Tank may be the more viable long term option for the team. I think Lattimore may end up being a great(read contributing) back for us for the length of his contract and up to maybe 6 years before the knee injuries finally catch up to him even if he has avoided any comparable injuries in the pros.
Originally posted by sfout:
Yea I don't want the 9ers to become a cliche, always drafting high profile injured players but Easley makes the most sense for us, he'll get a year of rehab like Carradine and be back in 2015 to compete with Tank and both of them will be given shakes to replace Justin on one side and/or unseat McDonald on the other.

I also agree. Tank may be the more viable long term option for the team. I think Lattimore may end up being a great(read contributing) back for us for the length of his contract and up to maybe 6 years before the knee injuries finally catch up to him even if he has avoided any comparable injuries in the pros.

Just like those knee injuries finally caught up with that Frank Gore dood.
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by sfout:
Yea I don't want the 9ers to become a cliche, always drafting high profile injured players but Easley makes the most sense for us, he'll get a year of rehab like Carradine and be back in 2015 to compete with Tank and both of them will be given shakes to replace Justin on one side and/or unseat McDonald on the other.

I also agree. Tank may be the more viable long term option for the team. I think Lattimore may end up being a great(read contributing) back for us for the length of his contract and up to maybe 6 years before the knee injuries finally catch up to him even if he has avoided any comparable injuries in the pros.

Just like those knee injuries finally caught up with that Frank Gore dood.

Gore only messed up his ACLs, not his entire knee plus the ACL in the other leg lol.
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
If we can get Easley and red shirt him for a year or DLine will be set up for the future.

This is the move I feel we should make. Because IF Tank turns out to be the guy, we will need a top notch DE to rotate off of the bench. Also, it's no sure thing that Tank will be the replacement, so it would be nice to have another talented DE to compete with Carradine in 2015. I think the 3rd round is the strike zone for drafting Dominique Easley.


Originally posted by Touchdownboy1980:
Originally posted by sfout:
It means nothing more than Werner is a DE/OLB and Carradine is a DE/DT. Naturally Werner is going to be a step quicker than Tank -- don't read into that at all. If anything you need to compare Carradine with the other interior DL players from FSU.

Neither are pure speed rushers anyway. The injury concerns are valid. As fans we have basically assumed Carradine and Lattimore will be long time starters for this club.

I think most people think they will be able to contribute in 2014. I don't know about longterm starters, maybe Carradine more so than Lattimore. I believe they both can, but I'm not certain the board overall thinks it's a foregone conclusion.

Yea I don't want the 9ers to become a cliche, always drafting high profile injured players but Easley makes the most sense for us, he'll get a year of rehab like Carradine and be back in 2015 to compete with Tank and both of them will be given shakes to replace Justin on one side and/or unseat McDonald on the other.

I also agree. Tank may be the more viable long term option for the team. I think Lattimore may end up being a great(read contributing) back for us for the length of his contract and up to maybe 6 years before the knee injuries finally catch up to him even if he has avoided any comparable injuries in the pros.

I think it works now because we have an a high number of picks. If we had the standard 7 or less there is no way I would advocate drafting guys that can't contribute. This is more of a luxury a team can afford to do for now. Not to mention, we're clearly the number 2 team in the league lol. With 12 or 13 picks, we need to do whatever it takes to continue the flow of talent and to keep good players on the team playing on their rookie deals.

As for Lattimore, this is part of the reason I'd like to see Hunter get a few 10-15 carry games (maybe more if he gets hot in any one game) just to see what he can do in a featured role.
[ Edited by LifelongNiner on Feb 12, 2014 at 6:09 AM ]
Harbs just said Tank had a procedure after the season to clear out scar tissue in his knee. He said he couldn't straighten out his knee before the surgery.
[ Edited by Hopper on Feb 20, 2014 at 9:28 AM ]
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Seemed excited about Tank for next season.
[ Edited by JayT on Feb 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM ]
Now we know why he didn't play this year. So nice to be on a team that can allow these players the time to heal properly. Excited to see what he can do this year.
dude got a bum knee, another wasted pick by baalke
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