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Panthers double up on defensive line with Kawann Short

Landry Jones, Kawann Short AP

New Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman is apparently serious about remaking his defensive line in the Giants mold.

A day after using the 14th pick on Utah nose tackle Star Lotulelei, he used the 44th pick on Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short.

What was an interior deficiency ought to be a strength, but their secondary is still ridiculous, and barring a trade, they’re done until tomorrow, having traded this year’s third for backup defensive end Frank Alexander.

But with the run-stuffing Lotulelei and now a penetrating player in Short, they have young talent to go with a pair of double-digit sack defensive ends.

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7 Responses to “Panthers double up on defensive line with Kawann Short”
  1. remyje says: Apr 26, 2013 7:47 PM

    I think I can be a NFL GM… I know I can

  2. tepps35 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:53 PM

    I think that a safe pick, but I would have loved to pick up Tyronne Mathieu..smh on this organization when will we load up on playmakers.

  3. blacknole08 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:54 PM

    Well, they aren’t Sione Fua and Terrell McClain. Thank goodness.

    Now to address our secondary or get another WR for Cam.

  4. redpillmindstate says: Apr 26, 2013 8:18 PM

    Bout time they really started addressing this issue it’s been four seasons since we had any presence in the middle worth mentioning

  5. redpillmindstate says: Apr 26, 2013 8:19 PM

    Now can we have more than one productive reciever

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 26, 2013 8:34 PM

    OK isn’t it time to add weapons for Newton? Odd to go defensive tackle two picks in a row.

  7. kampfire90 says: Apr 27, 2013 9:19 AM

    What a differnece a year makes! Hurney booted & the new GM Gettleman says (& does) what is elementary to most NFL fans…it all starts in the trenches.

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