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Panthers get a Star with the 14th pick

Star Lotulelei, Keith Price AP

The Panthers had a glaring need at defensive tackle.

Now they have a Star, drafting Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei with the 14th overall pick.

It didn’t take them long to get their card in, apparently eager to land the big man, who will start next to Dwan Edwards inside, on a defensive front seven that is suddenly quite good, with ends Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy outside, and a corps of first-round linebackers including Luke Kuechly, Jon Beason and Thomas Davis.

Lotulelei was thought the be a top-five pick before a scare about a heart condition at the Combine, but those concerns turned out to be unfounded.

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9 Responses to “Panthers get a Star with the 14th pick”
  1. loyalpanthersfan says: Apr 25, 2013 9:55 PM

    I’m down for this pick welcome to panthernation

  2. blacknole08 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:56 PM

    YES!! He’s an absolute anchor. I would have taken Vacarro too.

    I’m just glad we didn’t draft Floyd!

  3. moneymike23 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:58 PM

    Is it me or does Star’s wife look just like him? Maybe that was his sister.

  4. pantherdg says: Apr 25, 2013 10:03 PM

    Love our front 7!!!

  5. pantfan89 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:07 PM

    Was projected as the #1 pick before the college football season. He is a monster. Steal of the first round.

  6. jawnyblaze says: Apr 25, 2013 10:25 PM

    Amazing pick, steal of the draft so far. He is who I hoped for back when the Panthers were in like for a top 3 pick, he’s who I gave up on when we started winning at the end of the season and were looking to be picking after 10, and he’s who I’ve lusted over the entire draft season. This is one Panthers fan who couldn’t be happier.

  7. redpillmindstate says: Apr 25, 2013 11:26 PM

    I think this was the right pick ….we’ve been struggling at DT ever since Kris Jenkins left town now all we need is a solid corner and safety and the defense suddenly turn into a monster….

  8. bullethead527 says: Apr 26, 2013 12:38 AM

    I really wanted Leon Sandcastle, he reminds me so much of Deion Sanders, but I will settle for this pick.

    Welcome to Carolina Star.

    We finally have a Star on the interior DL…..

  9. joeytorontosucks says: Apr 26, 2013 2:16 AM

    Cam, then Kuechly last year and Star this year. DAMN!

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