Kawann Short   #99 DT

Height: 6-3   Weight: 315   Age: 29

Born: 2/2/1989 East Chicago , IN

College: Purdue

Experience: 6th season

High School: Central HS [East Chicago, IN]









Draft 2013

Pick No.44

Selected By: Carolina Panthers

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 12 (44)

Pick Analysis: For the second straight season, Purdue players voted Short one of their team captains. Though not all NFL scouts believe wearing a “C” should mean something in terms of player evaluation, it’s a fact that can’t be ignored when adding it to his obvious combination of size and athleticism. Short considered entering the NFL draft after a strong junior campaign, but the NFL draft advisory committee gave him feedback stating he would be no worse than a third-round pick. He improved on his consistency as a senior while playing inside and outside in a multiple-front Boilermakers' defense. Look for Short to land in the top 50 overall picks as a starter for 3-4 or 4-3 teams at the next level.

As a redshirt freshman, Short started all 12 games and received Freshman All-American honors after making 48 tackles, four for loss, and two interceptions during the year. The league’s media gave him honorable mention notice for his sophomore year efforts, as he finished in the top five in the conference in tackles for loss (12.5) and sacks (six). Short again started every game (making it 37 straight) in 2011, garnering second-team All-Big Ten accolades from coaches and media with his 17 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He also blocked two kicks for the second straight season. He displayed the toughness to fight through an ankle injury in his senior season, accumulating 47 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, and 6 sacks on his way to earning second-team All-America honors, as well as making first-team All-Big Ten.


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