|Source: Panthers agree to terms with Amini Silatolu with four-year deal|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, May 11, 2012 at 10:50 am ET
Amini Silatolu Profile
The Carolina Panthers agreed to a four-year contract with second-round rookie offensive guard Amini Silatolu, according to a league source.
Silatolu will sign the deal this morning.
The 6-foot-4, 311-pounder starred at the Division II level at Midwestern State and was named a consensus All-American as a left tackle.
Silatolu has drawn comparisons to Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive guard Jahri Evans and former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Larry Allen.
He's the first player from his school to be invited to the Senior Bowl. However, the mauling blocker injured his hamstring and was sidelined that week.
The former junior college All-American finished second in the voting for the Gene Upshaw award for the top Division II lineman.
He's a two-time Lone Star Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year.
At the NFL scouting combine, Silatolu bench pressed 225 pounds 28 times, had a 31 1/2 inch vertical leap, an 8-11 broad jump, a 4.87 20-yard shuttle and a 7.95 three-cone drill. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.43 seconds.
At his campus Pro Day workout, he had a 9-2 broad jump and a 32-inch vertical leap.
Midwestern State averaged 531.9 yards per game and 48.6 points per contest.
Silatolu was recruited by Arizona, San Jose State, Hawaii and California before signing with Nevada. He didn't play for Nevada, though, before transferring to Midwestern State.
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