The Panthers brought Short in for a private visit and had been mocked by many, including myself, to land in Carolina at that spot. Here's a few profile blurbs which we have discussed on CSR in the past:
Kawann Short, DT, Purdue, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
03/28/2013 - Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short was unable to work out at the NFL Scouting Combine or the school's pro day on March 1 due to a hamstring injury, so an individual workout was held on Monday. There were 20 teams present in West Lafayette, Ind., including five defensive line coaches and New Orleans Saints director of college scouting Rick Reiprish, for a workout held indoors on FieldTurf. Short (6-foot-3 3/8, 303 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 5.08 and 5.09 seconds. He had a 27-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-4 broad jump. He ran the three-cone drill in 7.55 seconds had the short shuttle in 4.65 seconds. He also performed 29 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Short - a two-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree - also did positional drills. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
Which draft analyst got the most picks right? - NFL.com
Mayock, Daniel Jeremiah, and ESPN's two-headed draftnik monster all had ten players to the right team or more. Even our beloved Charley Casserly, who struggled more, had some great picks like DeAndre Hopkins to the Texans.
So this is a bit of surprise given we already selected a DT and the fact there was some very nice prospects still on the board like WR Keenan Allen, OG Larry Warford and CB Poyer. It would seem the Panthers were tired of not getting off the field on 3rd and short so we seem stocked at DT.
So what do you think?