The San Francisco 49ers began day two by adding depth to their rotation along the defensive line with the selection of Cornellius “Tank” Carradine, the draft’s 40th overall selection, listed as a defensive end out of Florida State.
Carradine, started 12 games for the Seminoles in 2012, recording 80 total tackles and 11.0 sacks. Before tearing his ACL late in the season, an injury that caused him to miss much of the pre-draft process.
The 49ers let defensive linemen Isaac Sopoaga and Ricky Jean-Francois walk away free agency, so the pick fills a need for the reigning NFC Champs.
To snatch the edge-rusher Carradine, the Niners dealt pick No. 34 to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for picks No. 40 (Carradine) and No. 216 (seventh-round), as well as a 2014 third-rounder.
The 49ers continued to bolster their defense later in the evening.
With the 55th pick in the draft, the 49ers targeted tight end Vance McDonald out of Rice University. McDonald fills another need for the team after tight end Delanie Walker signed with the Titans in free agency this offseason.
With the 49ers McDonald will primarily be used as a receiver out of the slot position.
San Francisco finished the day by adding Corey Lemonier out of Auburn. Lemonier will likely play outside linebacker in 49ers defensive scheme due to his smaller frame and athletic ability.