Name:Kawann Short College:PurdueNumber: 93 Height: 6-3 Weight: 299 Position:DTPos2: Class/Draft Year:rSr/2013 40 Low: 5.00 40 Time:5.0940 High: 5.21
Projected Round:2Stock:High: Early 2nd Low: Early 3rd Rated number 7 out of 174 DT's59 / 2441 TOTAL
Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Panthers' picks: Round 2/44 -- Kawann Short, DT, 6-3, 308, Purdue...Even though they had bigger glaring holes in their secondary, the Panthers used their second pick on another defensive tackle. Short was at the top of their board at the time, and they're going to use the talented pass rusher in a rotation with Lotulelei and veteran Dwan Edwards. - The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Kawann Short News
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Panthers' picks: Round 2/44 -- Kawann Short, DT, 6-3, 308, Purdue...Even though they had bigger glaring holes in their secondary, the Panthers used their second pick on another defensive tackle. Short was at the top of their board at the time, and they're going to use the talented pass rusher in a rotation with Lotulelei and veteran Dwan Edwards. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - In his pre-draft press conference with local media last week, Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman talked affectionately about "hog mollies" - a term he uses for big lineman. With his first two drafts picks as an NFL general manager, Gettleman proved he really does love his hog mollies. A day after using their 14th pick on Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, the Panthers took Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short with their 44th selection. Before this draft, Carolina had used a top-50 pick on a defensive tackle just once - they spent their 44th pick on Kris Jenkins in 2001. But it took Gettleman less than 24 hours to take two inside the top 44.
Gettleman called Short, who racked up 19.5 sacks during his final three seasons at Purdue, "the most natural pass rusher of all the defensive tackles in the draft," but the 6-3, 308-pound Short believes he's a three-down player. "I don't think I'm the type of player where you can say he's a run stopper or a pass rusher. I think I can do both," Short said. "Once I get in that rhythm there's no stopping." Gettleman and head coach Ron Rivera stressed that Short and Lotulelei would be part of a rotation, one that will also include veteran Dwan Edwards. Suddenly, the middle of the Panthers defensive line has gone from a weakness, to one that could be pretty darn good. - The Sports Xchange
04/25/13 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 43. Kawann Short, DT, Purdue: Snap-to-snap consistency has been an issue with Short throughout much of his career, but he has also proven to be a natural playmaker, averaging 16 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and three blocked kicks during the past three years. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/28/13 - 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
03/01/13 - Cornerback Josh Johnson headlines the group of 15 former Boilermakers who will be participating in the program's annual Pro Day at the Mollenkopf Athletic Center on Friday. Scouts from the NFL and other professional leagues will be on hand to assess over a dozen former Boilermakers looking to get selected in April's NFL Draft. Projected first-round pick Kawann Short will not be working out as he continues to nurse a hamstring injury. He will hold a personal pro day at Purdue on March 26. 2011 graduate Gerald Gooden and 2010 graduate Keith Carlos will be joining 13 seniors from Purdue's 2012 team. - The Purdue Exponent