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Position: Defensive end
Height/Weight: 6'4", 276 lbs.
School: Florida State
Previous projection: Desmond Trufant (CB, Washington)
Analysis: Signing Osi Umenyiora wasn't the solution to Atlanta's pass-rush problems. Fans should remember that defensive end was considered an immediate draft need even when John Abraham was still on the roster.
Umenyiora might be a slight upgrade over Abraham, but relying on Kroy Biermann and Jonathan Massaquoi on the other side could be asking for too much.
There's a number of defensive ends to name here. In fact, naming Carradine is considered a tad of a stretch because of a torn ACL, but he was on a stat tear with 11 sacks in 12 games after replacing the injured Brandon Jenkins for the Seminoles.
Carradine was hosted by the Falcons earlier this month, which is just about the only piece of evidence that can surpass aimless projections at this point.
Carradine might not be the most popular choice, and defensive end may not be the most popular position here, but a healthy Carradine could be an awesome asset on the defensive line.