Former Carolina Panthers. Silatolu was chosen with the No. 40 overall selection.was selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft by the
Silatolu was projected as the No. 4 overall guard in this year's draft, according to Mocking the Draft. A combination tackle and guard at Midwestern State, the senior was a two-time All-American in 2010 and 2011. He is the highest-drafted Division II player since Jermane Mayberry was selected in the 1996 NFL draft.
Silatolu earned a grade of 84.7 at the NFL's annual scouting combine in Indianapolis. The 6-foot-4, 311-pound 23-year-old put up 28 reps on the bench press, ran a 4.87 second 20-yard shuffle and a 5.43 40-yard dash. He has quickness, particularly for an athlete of his size, but has a lack of experience at guard and no notable explosiveness. He is expected to require a bit of work before he is ready to become an NFL starter.
In the first round, Carolina selected LB Luke Kuechly with the No. 9 pick.
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