ROUND 2 (56 from MIA) – CORNELLIUS CARRADINE (FLORIDA ST)
6”4, 265 – DEFENSIVE END
– Junior back-up to #1 DE draft prospect Bjoern Werner and recorded more tackles (38 to 37)
– Back-up DE as Junior recorded 38 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, and 5.5 sacks
– Started as Senior producing 80 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks…1st Team All-ACC
Total package…intense pass rusher with speed, strength, and moves. Also has the build and power to play the run very effectively. On film this kid is a beast, a complete player and future NFL star once healthy.
Had a first round grade before tearing his ACL on Nov.24 against Florida. This is where Cowboys fans will moan and groan, but once healthy he will be every bit as good as Sean Lee or Bruce Carter, if not better.
Expected return is between August and October depending on rehab response. As a defensive end, once he returns he should be able to get right in the mix as the learning curve is much smaller at that position.
Tyrone Crawford has the ability to man the end position until his return. I assure you, the talent and skills this kid brings will repay the Cowboys 100 times over for being patient.