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Kawann Short | Defensive Lineman

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 315
College: Purdue
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Coach Ron Rivera said second-round DT Kawann Short is a more explosive pass rusher than No. 14 overall pick Star Lotulelei right now.
"He has slither about him," Rivera said of Short. "He can get into the crease and turn his body, drop his shoulder and come off a blocker very smooth-like." The coach added that while Lotulelei reported to camp in good physical condition, Short showed up in better shape. With Star projecting as an impact run-stuffer and Short pushing the pocket, Carolina's front seven is finally looking up. Wed, Jul 24, 2013 11:54:00 AM

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Panthers signed second-round DT Kawann Short to a four-year contract.

Short, a four-year starter at Purdue, is a boom-or-bust pick due to questions regarding his effort and consistency. He'll compete with Dwan Edwards at three-technique as a rookie while first-rounder Star Lotulelei mans the nose.
Wed, May 22, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Panthers selected Purdue DT Kawann Short with the No. 44 overall pick.

That's two picks, two defensive tackles for the Panthers. As ESPN's Todd McShay said on air, it's a boom-or-bust pick. Short (6-foot-3, 299) is blessed with talent, but was maddeningly inconsistent as a Boilermaker. NFL Films' Greg Cosell has described him as a "frustrating player to watch" with a "glaring lack of consistent effort and execution." He didn't play hard enough. Short still racked up 15.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a senior, in addition to four kick blocks. He projects as a three-technique tackle.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 07:32:00 PM

Purdue DT Kawann Short will sit out the Combine due to a hamstring injury.

He'll also miss Purdue's March 1 Pro Day. A projected second-day pick, Short is targeting a March 25 personal workout on Purdue's campus to run and perform drills for NFL evaluators. Short, a three-technique gap-shooting prospect for 4-3 defensive teams, completed his college career with 49.0 tackles for loss.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 08:34:00 AM

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