Throughout mock drafts over the past couple of months, SB Nation analysts Dan Kadar and Matthew Fairburn have consistently selected Florida State defensive end Tank Carradine for the New York Giants with the 19th overall selection. Today, with the draft just days away, Kadar is sticking with that selection, once again giving the Giants Carradine in his latest mock draft.
If the Giants can't happen to get Ezekiel Ansah, Carradine is a nice consolation. He ran well at his personal workout last week and projects out as a good right end prospect. He can rush the passer and has the functional strength to play the run well.
[Related: Carradine Prospect Profile]
The Giants did not attend Carradine's personal Pro Day Saturday, during which he ran a 4.75 40-yard dash. It would likely be a mistake, however, to read that as a lack of interest. The word you hear over and over in connection to the Giants' approach to the draft is that they are very "coy" about their intentions, and they often do not visit with the player they take in the first round.