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With the 44th pick in the draft, the Carolina Panthers select...

Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short. Russ Lande

Print This April 26, 2013, 07:34 PM EST

Kawann Short, DT, Purdue Boilermakers (6-3, 299)

After grabbing Star Lotulelei in the first round, Carolina follows that acquisition up with defensive tackle Kawaan Short in the second round.  These two picks turn the Panthers' interior defensive line, which was a major weakness in 2012, into a strength and gives their defense a chance to take a huge step forward in 2013.  I love new GM Dave Gettlemen's first two draft picks.

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