Panthers get some protection for Newton with Silatolu

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With two picks in the 2012 draft, the Panthers have added no weapons for quarterback Cam Newton.  With the 40th overall pick, however, Carolina has at least picked a guy who may help give Cam more time to find whatever weapons he has.

The Panthers selected guard Amini Silotalu from Midwestern State.

Silatolu becomes the second small-school player to be taken in the 2012 draft.  He had appeared on several mock drafts, with some projecting him to plug the gaping hole created in Baltimore with the departure of Ben Grubbs.