Found April 28, 2013 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NFL Draft came to a conclusion with 254 players hearing their name called from the podium at New York Citys famed Radio City Music Hall. Only five of those will call themselves Panthers when rookie minicamp opens, but the lack of quantity didnt dilute the positive vibes emanating out of the Panthers' war room at the conclusion of the draft. We felt like we didnt reach for anybody, Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said. We felt like we got great value for every pick, and feel real good about it. We really do. Of course nobodys ever sat up here at one of these and said they didnt feel good about it ... but no, I do.Gettlemans first draft in Charlotte showed a preference for hog mollies -- perhaps his favorite word leading up to this draft -- and versatility. He backed up his pre-draft promise that they wanted to bolster the lines, attacking the need in the trenches early with two 310-pound defensive tackles Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short in Rounds 1 ...

Draft Review: Panthers hit home run with Lotulelei

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...

Panthers pick G Kugbila in 4th round of NFL draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers turned their attention to the offensive side of the ball on the third day of the NFL draft, taking guard Edmund Kugbila from Division II Valdosta State with their fourth-round selection. The Panthers spent their first- and second-round picks on defensive tackles. The 6-foot-4, 317-pound Kugbila became a starter in 2010 and recorded the second...

Lotulelei's long road to NFL leads him to Carolina

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. ''I...

Agent: Lotulelei signs with Carolina

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...

Game Preview: Carolina Panthers only a speed bump for Atlanta Falcons

The Week 14 rematch of bitter rivals Atlanta Falcons (11-1) and Carolina Panthers (3-9) will spark another heated game in the NFC South. In their previous meeting, Carolina snatched defeat from the jaws of victory when quarterback Cam Newton fumbled on third-and-one with a chance to end Atlanta’s then-perfect season. Carolina downed the ensuing punt at Atlanta’s one-yard ...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.