Here is what general manager Trent Baalke said in his news conference after Friday’s second and third rounds of the draft: How do you guys envision DT Cornellius “Tank” Carradine as far as where he’ll play? Is he a defensive…Extra Point:
I initially envisioned Tank as an OLB, but I like him - and this pick even more as a DE which is where the 49ers project him. He'll have an opportunity to learn from Justin Smith and Ray MacDonald and could provide that much needed back up / rotation that the 49ers lacked once Smith got injured. The Niners will also use him to rotate into a more true pass rush role as he proves himself.
This transcript provides a great deal of insight into Baalke's mind too as he discuses the other 2nd day selections of McDonald and and Lemonier. Both of who got great reports of versatility which I think played a big factor in the Niners drafting them.
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