Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Panthers' picks: Round 2/40 -- Amini Silatolu, OG, 6-4, 311, Midwestern State...A powerful blocker who will have to overcome level-of-competition concerns. With his strength and quickness, will have a chance to compete for the starting left guard job. - The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Amini Silatolu News
12/24/12 - LG Amini Silatolu, who fractured a wrist Sunday, is not expected to play in the season finale against the Saints. On Monday, head coach Ron Rivera said if Silatolu goes on the IR, a practice squad player will take his spot on the 53-man roster.
12/24/12 - LG Amini Silatolu dislocated his wrist in the first quarter and was replaced by Thomas Austin.
11/14/12 - OL Amini Silatolu is the most-penalized Panthers player. The rookie has been called for seven penalties, three more than the guys with the second-most penalties: LT Jordan Gross and DE Charles Johnson.
11/11/12 - LG Amini Silatolu was carted off the field with a cut on his leg near the end of the first half but later returned.
05/10/12 - OL Amini Silatolu wasn't applauded as a pick by Panthers fans, but it actually appears to be a logical move. From a deep organizational trend toward maintaining line depth, to the need to protect franchise quarterback Cam Newton, the Panthers saw drafting the Division II guard as a natural fit.
"He's a big, physical guy with a mean streak," general manager Marty Hurney said of Silatolu. "I'm not sure what there is not to like about him."