Not saying forced. Nothing is ever definate. But if you bring in Luke and Davis is done..... that would be a realistic possibility.
I don't think it matters. Luke and Beason on the field together would be a good thing. Doesn't really matter who would play where.....if Luke is what he projects to be.
Luke can play WLB. Beason could. That is a positive of not passing on talent for need. Talent will get on the field.
Oh I don't think he will be forced to play WLB. We KNOW for a fact Beason can play WLB and I'm like... 95% sure Kuechly can. Beason also ran that 40 injured so it probably would have been higher. No offense but I think the 40 is without a doubt the most overrated and pointless method of measurement for football, especially for the linebacker position who do nearly all of their football movements either backpedaling or laterally.
What I'm saying is if we want to invest in drafting a WLB, why not get one of the top prospects at WLB in the later rounds? The only reason Kuechly is expected to go in the first is simply because his natural college position was MLB, which comes with a much higher price tag. Kid is a great player but I just think taking him with a top 10 pick isn't a good value.
I think you're right about 40 times. I was simply trying to show that he has decent speed (his other combine drills were great too) and coverage ability, which is what many people associate with good weakside linebackers. But, I don't view Kuechly's value only on the fact that he played MLB. I see him as a great linebacker, period. Middle linebacker itself is over-glorified position IMO. That fact remains that he is a playmaker no matter what, and if we have a chance to plug him in soon this season (which I think will happen), then I'm all for picking him at 9.