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Carolina Panthers Round 1 Draft Selection - Luke Kuechly

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#211 Killa Cam 69

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:59 PM

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

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

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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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:24 AM

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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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:07 AM


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:16 AM

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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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:44 AM


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

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:59 AM

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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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:55 AM

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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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:38 AM

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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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:33 AM

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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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:49 AM

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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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:06 AM

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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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:39 AM

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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Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:12 AM

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....