Large human being with a huge wingspan, using his long arms to bat down passes and make plays on special teams. Showed determination and team-first attitude in playing through ankle injury in 2012. Can be an immovable object in the middle of the field when he plays disciplined and generates power from his lower body.
Domata Peko, DT, Bengals - Like Peko, Short has a stout, wide frame to consistently stuff the run, but also shows the foot quickness to penetrate and makes plays away from the line of scrimmage. Although there are questions about Short's consistency, he has potential to be a consistent starter like Peko.
Too often gives streaky effort and doesn't consistently play with leverage. Saw a lot of double-teams, but scouts want to see more of a mean streak and less passiveness. While Short will be an attractive pro prospect because of his natural size and tools, he needs to prove he can be consistently more than just a plugging space-eater.
Three-star prospect ranked as No. 24 defensive tackle nationally and No. 6 player in Indiana by Scout.com
selected to play in Indiana North-South All-Star Game
totaled 85 tackles, including nine sacks, with two fumble recoveries and two blocked punts as senior
had 80 tackles, including 15 for loss and 8.5 sacks, as junior
coach was A.J. Rodriguez
also played basketball and was teammate of former Purdue men's basketball player E'Twaun Moore when East Chicago won Class 4A state championship in 2007.
Given name is Kawann Arcell Short
born Feb. 2, 1989
organizational leadership and supervision major
enjoys lifting weights.
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