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Carolina Panthers Round 1 Draft Selection - Luke Kuechly

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Kuechly will be defensive rookie of the year..tackling machines always get the votes.

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So you admit that we have only 1 starting linebacker we can count on, and yet you think that Kuechly was a pick that didn't fill a need?

I felt it was a need that could have been addressed in round 2 or later. TD coming back is a long shot but what if he does? Then we have to choose to sit Davis or Kuechly and we are not a 3-4 team so both cant be out there. Just back to the same old log jam we have had for years but this time we passed up on a great DT to have it.

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@snake: Rivera stated throughout the year he beleive in our third rounders from a year ago. I wasn't thrilled at first but I realized TD won't be what he used to be. It's a smart choice. He can tackle and cover well.

Whatever the choice is tomorrow I'll stand begin him because I believe Rivera is set out to build a strong defense and has had a good history of dominant defenses.

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did you have a point?? What about timmons?? best cover LB in the league playing in the middle. Just trying to make you see that LB's are actually very important and not to be confused with FB's as you did.

Yes rush LBers are extremly valuable. Probally better than good DE.

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His nickname is Clark Kent/Superman too. lol

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@snake: Rivera stated throughout the year he beleive in our third rounders from a year ago. I wasn't thrilled at first but I realized TD won't be what he used to be. It's a smart choice. He can tackle and cover well.

Whatever the choice is tomorrow I'll stand begin him because I believe Rivera is set out to build a strong defense and has had a good history of dominant defenses.

TD insurance was needed but it was a reach in the first. We passed on Impact players to draft insurance for TD. Something Im not happy about.

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I fuggin love TD, but you can't depend on a man with three ACL tears in what, less than three years? Hes not insurance, he's our guy.

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TD insurance was needed but it was a reach in the first. We passed on Impact players to draft insurance for TD. Something Im not happy about.

It wasn't TD insurance. TD is not a starter right now. He is a backup. He will not be anything else until he proves he can play long term. For a team that relies so heavily on good LB play, you can NOT go with someone you KNOW is unreliable like that as your primary option.

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TD insurance was needed but it was a reach in the first. We passed on Impact players to draft insurance for TD. Something Im not happy about.

He is probably the farthest thing from a reach. Try again. High floor and ceiling does not equal a reach just because you dont like LBs.

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This pick makes perfect sense, we have no idea what we're getting back in either Davis or Beason.

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I think I'm gonna be sick. I'll be rooting for him, but man I don't feel good about this. They just told TD they have no faith in him. It's one thing to have no faith in your head and plan for the worst, it's another to blow a 1st on it and state it as flatly as they did.

Yea the Panthers would be insane to have doubts about a guy with 3 ACL surgeries on the same knee. Oh god. Idiots.

Anyway, great pick. Urlacher type LB with high character as an extra. Will be a 10 year+ starter.

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