Broncos attend workout by FSU’s Carradine

As they look to fill the void created by Elvis Dumervil's departure, it was reported last week that the Broncos have been researching Florida State defensive end Cornellius "Tank" Carradine.

But if Denver is to acquire the pass rusher, they may have to move up from the #28 pick, following an impressive workout today by the 6-4, 276-pounder.

His senior season was cut short by a torn ACL suffered in late November, but an intense rehabilitation with the same trainer who helped Adrian Peterson to his remarkable 2012 comeback season has Carradine nearly back to form.

During a workout reportedly attended by representatives of the Broncos and ten other teams today, Carradine was reportedly timed at 4.75-4.85 seconds in the forty-yard dash.

Tank did not participate in on-field drills at either event, but he put up 28 bench press reps at the national combine, and 32 more at FSU's pro day last month.

Carradine, who recorded 11 sacks and 80 tackles, says of the team that selects him next week,

They're going to get a hard worker, a guy who runs to the ball and is effective against the run and effective against the pass. I'm always inthe backfield, always chasing the quarterback and making plays on the other side of the ball. I bring a lot to the table. Teams will be very excited and say, 'This is a guy who will be in our system for a long time because he knows how to get things done.'

17 teams formally interviewed Carradine in Indy, but the Broncos were not among them.


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