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Carolina Panthers Round 1 Draft Selection - Luke Kuechly

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i wish we could have traded down and got whitney but he went to houston... lol lol

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Drafting dt last yr, this shows our picks we have faith in them. Not stepping on their toes is a testiment of our integrity to the younger players. I love this.

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Althought I am not thrilled with this pick, I see an up-side to it. He can allow Davis and Beason to come along slowly by taking reps while they rest. Giving him the opportunity to learn both positions. If they all can play, they can stay fresh by rotating. If one gets dinged up, he can start.

From what I have heard both Beason and Davis have been cleared to resume football conditioning. With the season still five months away, this is an encouraging sign. They should both be close to full go by then. I would hope.

Although I am not enamored with this pick. Koochy is a Panther. So.... And GOOOOOOOO CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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he tackles with his hands too damn much. Kid's got a lot to learn.

He had 532 career tackles (2nd all time) I think he is doin just fine........Think someone gotta teach you to respect talent

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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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