28-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Carolina Panthers
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
When Short was a potential draft pick out of Purdue, the question wasn't whether he had talent. The blessings were always self-evident, but it was unclear if he'd show the motor and consistency needed...
Kawann Short Contract Information:
Signed a four-year contract with the Panthers in May 2013.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team will "probably have to tag" Short, David Newton of ESPN reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Through his first two seasons, Short has emerged as a dynamic interior defensive lineman. In an expanded role last season, the 2014 second-rounder accumulated 40 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Now slated for a full-time starter's role at defensive tackle, Short's stock could continue to climb in Year 3.
Short, Carolina's second-round selection last season, developed nicely over the course of his rookie campaign, finishing with 30 tackles (18 solo) and 1.5 sacks. In Year Two, Short could unseat veteran Dwan Edwards as the Panthers' starting defensive tackle next to Star Lotulelei. With that in mind, a slight boost in production could be in store for the athletically gifted Short.
An impressive athlete for someone his size, Short will play behind Dwan Edwards at defensive tackle this season, but figures to see his share of playing time nonetheless.