Cornellius 'Tank' Carradine, the Florida State defensive end often mocked to the New York Giants -- especially by SB Nation's Mocking The Draft -- will work out for NFL teams on Saturday. The workout, incidentally, is closed to the media.
The Giants are on of 17 teams that have reportedly held private meetings with Carradine, who tore his ACL in November and did not work out during the combine or the Florida State Pro Day.
"I can run full speed," Carradine said. "In Indy, I was just starting to run. Now, I'm full-speed. I'm not cutting all the way. I'm still in the process of ACL healing. I'm not cutting all the way. I'm making slight cuts, but I'm taking it up another notch and trying to get back all the way as fast as I can. I'm not rushing, but April 20 is very important. I don't want to do so much where I have a setback, but I want teams to be able to evaluate how I do."
Including the Ravens, Carradine had 17 formal interviews at the combine. That included the Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders.
It will be very interesting to see what happens with Carradine after Saturday's workout. There is little time between the workout and the draft, and good reports from that could push Carradine into serious mid- first round consideration.