Amini Silatolu   #65 OT

Height: 6-4   Weight: 305   Age: 30

Born: 9/16/1988 Redwood City , CA

College: Midwestern State

Experience: 6th season

High School: Merrill F West HS [Tracy, CA]

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Draft 2012

Pick No.40

Selected By: Carolina Panthers

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 8 (40)

Pick Analysis: Silatolu is a large, athletic interior lineman who has the ability to smother his opponents and consistently sustain his blocks through the end of plays. Coming from a small school like Midwestern State and facing little competition, he will have an adjustment period far greater than other linemen as he enters the league. A team likely will want to move him from his college position of tackle to guard, where he can use his athletic ability to get up field more often in the run game. Silatolu's greatest attribute is his footwork, as he is quick off the line of scrimmage and an active puller who can get outside, move upfield and locate his blocks to quickly engage. He does not have great leverage or explosiveness in his play but possesses many strong assets for an interior lineman, giving him early second-round value to a team with the patience to develop him into a starter.

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  1. Panthers pick Amini Silatolu No. 40

    Published: April 27, 2012 at 07:56 p.m.

    Carolina Panthers legend Mike Rucker announce Midwestern St. Guard Amini Silatolu as the Panthers 40th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

  2. 2012 combine workout: Amini Silatolu

    Published: March 23, 2012 at 05:10 p.m.

    Watch Midwestern St. offensive lineman perform at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.

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