September 29, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Cornellius Carradine (91) against the South Florida Bulls during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

San Francisco 49ers Sign Second-Round Picks Tank Carradine and Vance McDonald to Four-Year Deals


The San Francisco 49ers have signed both of their second-round selections in the 2013 NFL Draft by agreeing to terms with defensive end Tank Carradine and tight end Vance McDonald.

Both Carradine and McDonald were signed to four-year deals.

Carradine was selected with 40th overall pick out of Florida State, and the only reason why he fell that far was because he underwent surgery to repair a ligament in his right knee.

“There’s nothing wrong with my knee, and there are no long-term things that could go on, because I’m healthy,” Carradine said on a conference call with Bay Area media. ”I can run full speed. It’s the first injury I’ve ever had. I’m 4½ months out of surgery, and I’m doing as good or better as anybody who’s nine months out.”

McDonald was the 52nd overall selection, trading up six spots to draft him.

He recorded 36 catches for 458 yards and two touchdowns last season for Rice University.

“Used all over the formation but mainly as a slot receiver,” says the scouting reporting from NFL.com. “Smooth athlete, comfortable in space for someone his size. Engages with good hand placement when blocking, uses body to shield off running lane.”

The 49ers have now signed eight of their 11 draft picks. Only Eric Reid, Corey Lemonier, and Marcus Lattimore remain unsigned.

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