Found April 29, 2013 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
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. Grade: A 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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