Name:Kawann Short College:PurdueNumber: 93 Height: 6-3 Weight: 299 Position:DTPos2: Class/Draft Year:rSr/2013 40 Time:5.0840 Low: 4.98 40 High: 5.19
Projected Round:2Stock:High: Early 2nd Low: Early 3rd Rated number 7 out of 174 DT's59 / 2425 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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12/09/15 - DT Kawann Short has seven sacks this season, tying Kris Jenkins (7.0 in 2002) for the most sacks by a DT in a single season in Panthers history.
10/25/15 - DT Kawann Short received weekly NFL recognition for his efforts against Seattle, and he must have enjoyed the attention because he was active again in the game against Philadelphia. He was credited with three of Carolina's five sacks.
08/12/15 - DT Kawann Short has been limited by back spasms, and the Panthers are leaning toward holding him out Friday against Buffalo.
08/03/15 - DT Kawann Short, out since Saturday with back spasms, will be re-evaluated in Charlotte during the team's day off on Tuesday.
"He's close," Rivera said. "They took an MRI the other day and that came up negative so that was a good thing. Now it's just the process of working him back into shape."
12/22/14 - DT Kawann Short picked up his third sack of the season. He had 1.5 sacks as a rookie last year.
10/02/13 - --DT Kawann Short left Wednesday's practice early after tweaking an ankle during 1-on-1 drills.
09/23/13 - DT Kawann Short picked up his first career sack and added four tackles.
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