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Round 1: No. 14 Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Review: The Panthers have an illness to thank for this home-run pick.
Lotulelei acquired an undisclosed virus before the NFL Combine that caused an irregular heart test, for which he was later cleared, that allowed him to fall here. With Sharrif Floyd, Kenny Vaccaro and Eric Reid still on the board, general manager Dave Gettleman could have gotten cute here and tried to trade down at 14 but didn't.
Instead, the Panthers addressed an immediate need with a run-stuffing nose tackle with top-five talent that should free up Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Jon Beason. Few, if any, teams got better value in the first round, and Lotulelei should start in the opener.
Round 2: No. 44 Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
Review: The Panthers doubled down at defensive tackle here a pick that was heavily questioned by the fan base but what other option did they have without trading up or reaching? Ideally, the club would have been able to addr...
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After a year of moving heavy furniture into cabins in Utah, Star Lotulelei realized the working man's 9-to-5 life simply wasn't for him.
Lotulelei knew right then he needed to make his NFL dream happen - no matter what the cost.
And he did just that.
The defensive tackle was selected 14th overall in the NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.
The agent for first-round draft pick Star Lotulelei says his client has signed a four-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.
Financial terms were not released. The deal includes a team option for a fifth season.
Bruce Tollner says Lotulelei, the 14th overall pick in the NFL draft, is ''extremely excited to officially become a Panther.''
Tollner says Lotulelei...
"With the 14th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select Star Lotulelei, defensive tackle from the University of Utah."Never has mediocrity sounded so good. The Carolina Panthers finished the 2012 season with a disappointing 7-9 record, one more win that the year before and no playoff appearance to show for their efforts.While the NFL Draft afforded them...
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