Panthers double up on defensive line with Kawann Short


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.