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Round 2: Panthers select Kawann Short

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rayzor    10,298

if short was going to be the only DT we added this year, i wasn't going to be happy because my biggest issue for the DL is having someone who could stuff the run and eat up double teams consistently. i just didn't see that in him. i do see that in star and it's there in spades. short will be the guy to replace dwan as the starter.

supposedly the problems with his motor and him going hit or cold, that he and his coaches admitted to, was due to his weight combined with the amount of snaps someone of his weight was asked to play. tbh, that still bothers me some. will he be able to keep that weight off? was the weight and snap count really the issue? i dunno...but I'm willing to give him the benefit if the doubt. having him as just a part of what is looking to be one of the nastiest DT rotations in the league makes that easier. looking at what that adds to our very scary DL makes me happy happy happy.

then think of what this does to the front 7......unbelievable. the impact that our front 7 is going to have will control games.

sure, we still have holes in other areas, but this will help keep us from giving away games late. this front 7 will make the secondary better by quite a lot.

this isn't the direction i would have taken in the second, but i don't hate it. i love it. i still have questions how we are going to address WR, RG,RT, and FS, but if you are going to overload one spot with talent, this wouldn't be a bad one because passing league or running league, against pass first or run first teams, the interior of the DL is crucial to your defenses success. i think, esp. is hardy gets to stay, that we have a DL that is going to be one of the most dominant in the league for years.

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kmgreensman    14

Finally it will be like Peppers-Buckner-Jenkins-Rucker again!

Jenkins was picked in the 2001 draft at ......2nd Round Pick 44... Same pick as KK Short...Not saying Short is Jenkins, but just kind of cool to see after this post.. I really like what they did here.. How long have we been weak up the middle?? SInce we lost Jenkins?? I remember when we had THE BEST Defensive Line in Football! We are getting back to there... Short and Star will start from Day one! What a strong middle now!!!

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Rubi    777

Cam has to be a little pissed off, they have done very little to help him.

Ginn and Hixon say Hi

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Swaggasaurus    837

I think that Kawann is just as good as Floyd to tell yall the truth.

Been saying he was better the whole time....Gettleman said that he was the best interior pass rusher in the draft, I thought so as well. Annnnnnd he plays the run much better than Shariff. MockedShortat44inbothmymocksjustsayin.

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carolina-chuck    2,761

Been saying he was better the whole time....Gettleman said that he was the best interior pass rusher in the draft, I thought so as well. Annnnnnd he plays the run much better than Shariff. MockedShortat44inbothmymocksjustsayin.

I can agree. I like him a lot early on then had a change of heart on him.

But to get him where we got him and to grab him with Star, I love the pick so much. Without Star, the pick wouldnt have been as sexy as it is.

TB kinds busted with their 2011 picks of McCoy (boom) and Price (bust). We wont!

Star + Short >>>>>>>>> McCoy + Price

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Dash Global    139

I think that Kawann is just as good as Floyd to tell yall the truth.

he is better than floyd.

had 3 times the sacks and TFL playing 90% of the snaps while being the focus of the OL.

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OneBadCat    1,901

The more I think about it the more I love the pick. The best and fastest way to get this defense into an elite category was to take Star and Short and make our defensive line so overwhelming for offenses that it will mask the average players in the secondary.

 

I'd rather us do that than pick a rookie CB or Safety who has growing pains.

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rayzor    10,298

Panthers

Short ranks 3rd in Purdue history for most tackles for loss (49) & sacks (19.5) by a DT - also blocked a record 8 kicks, including 6 FGs.

 

!!!!!!!!!!!!! yowza!

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