DT Kawann Short - Carolina Panthers

6-3, 299Born: 2-2-1989College: PurdueDrafted: Round 2, pick 44 (2013)

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Summary

Renowned interior disruptor and, one could argue, the lynchpin of the Carolina defensive line, Kawann Short enters his age 30 season shouldering a lot of expectations. Short's dominant 2015 season, when the Panthers went to the Super Bowl, saw him record 10.5 sacks. Although the quarterback takedown numbers haven't been as gaudy since, Short still provides consistent pressure that is invaluable. Rotated often - as the Panthers are wanting to do with their defensive linemen - he lacks the upside of other defensive tackles. He represents a solid DL4 option. The switch to a 3-4 base defense will see Short lining up as a 5-technique, potentially limiting his opportunities. (June 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

DT Redraft - 53, 47, 50, 52
DT Dynasty - 35, 38, 43

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2016 CAR 16.0 30.0 25.0 6 1.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0
2017 CAR 16.0 27.0 22.0 7.5 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
2018 CAR 14.0 29.0 13.0 3 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
2019 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 34.0 * * * * * * *
2019 PROJ-Norton 16.0 31.0 * * * * * * *

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