dunno of anything up with the 3rd-4th Rds. Some seem to think we'll get the 2nd back. I won't even be looking 2nd Rd until such a thing would happen myself. Doubt it.
where do yal go to find this info?
/thread, discussion of best draft sites. The only one I'll link here is mock draft scores
. I hate "look this guy has player X going to the Saints" when it is no more than my own mock drafts as far as insight or research. We could come up with a Top Ten draft related sites so we're all using the same base references.
I search and read the various scouting reports on players to try and sense where the consensus is headed on them. For Carradine-
“Tank” has been very productive filling in as a starter for the injured Brandon Jenkins after playing a backup role in his junior season at Florida State. The former JUCO standout is still raw, developing as both a pass rusher and a run defender, but he has the ideal frame to hold up as an every-down 4-3 defensive end in the NFL, and the physical talent to be a force up front. He displays excellent edge and closing speed, flexibility to bend the arc, and violent hands to free himself from his blocker. In the era of the specialist, he is a well-rounded defender who can be equally effective against the run as he is chasing quarterbacks. If he can add strength and take to coaching at the next level, Carradine has the potential to be among the best in a talented class of pass rushers from the 2013 NFL Draft. I anticipate a steady rise up draft boards for Carradine from now until April, and expect to hear his name called in the first round on draft day.
-and make sure to note the date of when such things are written, this from October-
As the years progress, one thing I’ve noticed about the NFL Draft is that throughout the course of the season, some player whom no one has really heard of is always going to bust through the brick wall between him and the NFL draft boards, and completely blow everyone away. I’m not going to say Cornellius Carradine has done that in 2012, but the Florida State defensive end has had a phenomenal senior season in place of the injured Brandon Jenkins.
Last year, Carradine had eight tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks in spot duty to go along with 38 tackles. Already in 2012, he has 36 tackles, eight tackles for loss, and seven sacks. He’s also forced a fumble, but more importantly, he’s risen his NFL Draft status from mid-late round pick to potential first round pick.
Carradine has excellent overall size at 6’5? 265 pounds, and is an aggressive player who has risen from the ranks of top JUCO prospect just two years ago, to a potential top NFL prospect at his position in 2012. Obviously, he’s still a bit raw, but that hasn’t stopped teams from using prime time picks on players like Jason Pierre-Paul and Bruce Irvin the last few years, former Junior College prospects who shot up boards with a big senior/junior season and showing flashes of elite pass rushing ability.