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Carolina Panthers Round 1 Draft Selection - Luke Kuechly

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http://cache.profootballweekly.com/2012/04/27/ask-the-experts-favorite-first-round-pick

two of the "experts" like the keuchly pick as their favorite of the 1st round.

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Stop tripping out about the pick if you are. We've added a high character, high motor player with elite instincts and ability at the position. All that, 'he's not fast' talk is ridiculous. He's posted the highest 40 time in the combine of any of our potential starting LBs. Yes, bigger and faster than Beason who posted a 4.72 at 237. I love all of our LBs but if you don't think Kuechly has a chance to be as good(or better) as any of them then you don't really know who we just drafted.

The staff has already told LK that he will play every LB position and I'd assume they'd already told Beason the same. I'd expect to see them line up in all types of different positions and formations. Both players are dynamic and I can't wait to see the two on the field together.

As for Davis.. I just want to see that guy make it through a full season healthy. Kuechly takes a ton of pressure off of him and may help that goal become a reality. If you are expecting more than that I can't agree that train of thought is very realistic.

As for Anderson, I expect him to continue to be a solid player. He may end up being an odd man out, but I don't see how thats a concern right now. He's got the Sam locked down and is under contact through 2016. If anything its Davis who finds himself excepting a smaller role.

Welcome Luke.

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dont worry everyone, were jsut committed to improving special teams, he can long snap. should help mare out alot with better snaps. SOOOO Excited!!!

lol but really, i love the pick. great LB and will start from day 1, allows t davis to come in on 3rd downs as a LB/S for blitz and mix defensive looks on front and secondary.

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Well, after about 10 hours to stew and think on the pick, I've watched about every youtube highlight clip I could find trying to get myself excited about the pick. But I failed. Again, I'm not saying I don't think he'll be a good player. Just not a big enough impact on the defense to get me excited. Times like these it's good to be the kind of person that can just have faith. In Hurnivera we trust.

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Unpopular opinion alert: I think DE is a bigger need than DT.

I do to except TD has been injured every year......cant just assume our lbs will be healthy or we will be the worst defense in the league again

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Great pick IMO. He is a beast. Thank god we did not pick Coples who was widely expected to be our guy. I was thrilled not to hear Coples but Kuchely. Now we have the best LB and RB corps in the league. Perfect!!!

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Never ever, since I have been have been a Panthers fan, have we picked a guy that I wanted months in advance of the draft. Not only wanted, but practically begged to get. I love Beason, and I hope he comes back ready to go. But Kuechly, he is a special player. I am so excited for this guy to be part of Panther Nation, I can't even explain. Those that aren't, give it time, you'll come around soon enough.

^My sentiments, exactly.

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Kuechly is a great pick for us. I'm confident that they can address other needs on the team in the other rounds.

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Just thinking back to when I didn't like the Beason pick....

I was like Who the fug is beason during that draft, now I'm like... nice....

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I was so psyched about this pick! And then I came in here. Thanks for bringing me down guys, I really needed that...

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Was disappointed at the pick at first but I think I understand it now. I think my problem is I always think Hurney is going to go outside the box with a pick but in the end we go with the BPA. I guess my question would be, Can this guy play Will and how well? Hoping we will incorporate more 3-4 looks this next year. I will feel better if we are able to get Worthy, Still, or Jenkins at 40.

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Does this mean we will get an 'A' from caste football now?

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