Originally posted by iLL49er:OTC you crazy........watched all the draftbreakdown.com film on carradine....the guy is LEGIT
he gives 110% effort every play, sure he doesn't have a rare first step but he consistently beats his man and he plays the run extremely well also.
this guy was the best DE in the draft by far
I'm not worried about people disagreeing with me. I know many love the guy. I have seen those videos as well, and do not see enough to impress me and make me think he is a 1st or 2nd rounder. I graded A.J. Jenkins as a late 3rd-4th. I feel like Carradine is another Jenkins-type of pick. They take him hoping really long term he can reach the lofty end-goal they think he can reach with coaching. I just think it's a larger gap than others think, for him to get there.
Again, I'm not saying he lacks talent, I just see a lot more issues than others do. I don't mean to sound like I'm puffing myself up or anything, I just trust myself based on my own track record and feel pretty confident in my evaluation.
I think someone else said it, I believe he could eventually be close to a Ray McDonald type of player if he pans out to what I think his actual value is. He could be solid, but I don't believe he is an elite talent.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Apr 26, 2013 at 6:40 PM ]