OTAs are underway for the 49ers in Santa Clara, and players are getting acclimated in Chip Kelly's first year as head coach.
One player taking to a new role is 2013 second-round pick Tank Carradine, who is practicing as an outside linebacker.
CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco took video of the pass rusher on the field, describing Carradine as 'Slimmed down' and 'lighter on his feet.'
In recent weeks, general manager Trent Baalke said that Carradine would be used as an edge rusher in the 49ers sub packages, but, instead, Carradine saw most of his work at right outside linebacker.
Carradine spent his first 2 ½ NFL seasons trying to put on weight to be able to handle the duties of a defensive tackle. Last season, the 49ers determined he was playing out of position.
“Toward the middle of last year, we switched that put him more in the nickel type role and you saw him start to progress as the season went on,” Baalke said in March. “So I think you can expect to see him lighter, playing more in the four-man fronts than the three-man fronts and being a strong contributor in that role.”
Watch Carradine hit the sleds and maneuver around to finish the drill.