Matt LaPan

Best Selections of the 2013 First Round

Created on Apr. 26, 2013 2:08 AM EST

Star Lotulelei, Carolina No. 14

In my top pick of the night, Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers selected Star Lotulelei. Before having a heart problem discovered at the NFL Combine, Lotulelei was considered by many as the best player in the draft. He is an ideal fit into the aggressive defense that Rivera is building in Carolina, and will help eat up blockers and protect Jon Beason and Luke Kuechley.

Lotulelei can play almost anywhere on the defensive line and has an explosive first step. He will make an immediate impact in both pass rushing and run -stuffing situations.

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