Originally written on FF Locker Room  |  Last updated 11/19/14
2.12 Carolina Panthers Kawann Short, DT, Purdue (6-2⅞, 299) With the twelfth selection (44th overall) in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select defensive tackle Kawann Short from Purdue.  Short had the talent and production in his college career to be a first round pick, but it was his motor that made him fall to day two.  Over his years at Purdue, he totaled 17 pass deflections, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, two interceptions, and eight blocked kicks.  This may seem like a productive career, but Short has the talent to produce much more.  Short’s best attribute is his elite quickness and hand strength.  This guy can use this combination to be a great player against the run and the pass.  He has the ability to be a disruptive force on the inside by stuffing the run with ease.  Short has the quickness to shoot the gaps of the interior lineman and make plays in the backfield.  He is strong enough and has the size to hold his ground against d...
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  • Unless Short is going to be a starter this year, I would have rather seen DJ Swearinger as our pick here.
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