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Carolina Panthers Select Louisiana Tech DT Vernon Butler No. 30 Overall

The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is just about over, but not before the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers make their selection. The 30th pick? Louisiana Tech's Vernon Butler.

Round: 1

Pick: 30

">@Panthers select DT Vernon Butler!

— NFL (@NFL)

With the #30 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @Panthers select DT Vernon Butler!

— NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016

">April 29, 2016

Selection: The Carolina Panthers select Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Vernon Butler.

Analysis: The Panthers are strengthening the interior defensive line during the opening round of the draft, and Louisiana Tech's Vernon Butler will be a perfect fit. 

Witn extremely athletic, 6-foot-4, 323-pound frame, Butler can be a high impact guy at the next level. He has fantastic hands in the trenches and terrific footwork to go along with them. For a team that just made is to the Super Bowl, this is a great addition.