Star Lotulelei goes to Carolina, a team that has offensive pieces in place and now adds a big body in front of last year’s draft choice, Luke Kuechly. Star was thought by many to be Top 5 potential, though playing defensive tackle, getting to pick #14 isn’t completely unexpected. Solid pick by Carolina to get Star, a player who played a ton of snaps as the defensive star in Utah.
Divisional rival New Orleans was also in need of serious defensive help after a disastrous season last year. They had needs everywhere, and chose to go with the top safety on the board in Texas’ Kenny Vaccaro.