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Panthers Select DT Star Lotulelei in the 1st Round of the NFL Draft

The Panthers have turned in their card and they get their Star!

Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

In what amounted to a dream scenario the Panthers actually had their pick between the top DTs in the draft and they went with the guy we have been dreaming about ever since his phantom heart problem. There were smiles all around in the Panther war room after the big DT from Utah was still on the board.

Lotulelei will line up at 4-3 NG spot next to recently re-signed Dwan Edwards. Star is the big space eater Ron Rivera has coveted since the season ended. The Panther run defense just got a lot better.