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Huddlers' Analysis Of Kuechly As Our Pick

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Zach Brown isn't a half - isn't a quarter - of the player Kuechly is. Luke will be DROY and a top-5 LB either inside or outside.

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Zach Brown isn't a half - isn't a quarter - of the player Kuechly is. Luke will be DROY and a top-5 LB either inside or outside.

I don't know man, I believe Brown will be a really good player in this league.

BUT, I do agree with you that Kuechly has that potential and I certainly hope he reaches it.

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What, Martin or Glenn? God I hope not.

I hope not either but it keeps popping up in the back of my mind that we got rid of Wharton and that hurney sees it as a need. LB in the first was a need pick and CB in the second really isnt if you think Capt. is an ok option at CB3.

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I am curious, did we deny trade requests for our pick? I wasn't watching ESPN or whatever but I am curious why everyone is upset we didn't trade down

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I am curious, did we deny trade requests for our pick? I wasn't watching ESPN or whatever but I am curious why everyone is upset we didn't trade down

I wasn't watching either, but as many trades as there were, I think it's safe to assume there was an offer somewhere.

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I think they're upset because the flurry of trades basically ended at us (technically the Dolphins, but everyone knew who they were picking anyway. They weren't really a trade option). People are probably disappointed we didn't trade down too if we were just gonna take a non-pass rusher LB.

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Wasn't crazy about the pick at first, bit this almost ensures that there is no pressure to rush Beason or TD back, while adding an unbelievablely important piece to the future of our d. LK is a tackling beast and is light years better than Conner. He will play all 3 LB positions and he is heady enough and has the instincts to be a real leader on this d. Again, I wasn't crazy about the pick, but after I've had time to process I realize we just locked up probably the most important positions in this scheme for a long time. God willing, the kid should have a great career and will most def play on CAMs level!

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I wasn't watching either, but as many trades as there were, I think it's safe to assume there was an offer somewhere.

I don't know why you would assume that. I think if the offer was any good we would have taken it. We were not in prime area for a team to jump into IMO. Only team I could see was maybe the Eagles, but even that I doubt they would have given us value - I don't think teams were willing to part with what it would take to move up to #9 given who went before that. if we were a bit higher we could have traded down maybe but I think we were stuck where we were.

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To be clear, if the OP was "tl;dr"...

I love the pick, and predicted it. But, if there was an option to trade down, I would've preferred it.

LB wasn't as big of a need as DT and CB... But, if Kuechly comes in and plays up to his potential he can be a game-changer and ultimately make it irrelevant whether we could've picked up two or three more players in his stead.

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I don't know why you would assume that. I think if the offer was any good we would have taken it. We were not in prime area for a team to jump into IMO. Only team I could see was maybe the Eagles, but even that I doubt they would have given us value

I assume that because I'm sure we weren't the only team interested in Kuechly. Also, Gilmore went at 10th, and there were plenty of rumors about teams wanting to jump into the top 10 to get him.

What it likely came down to was Hurney and Rivera's preference. Did they find more value in picking up extra picks or Kuechly? they obviously felt Kuechly was a talent they couldn't pass up and preferred him over trading back.

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Couldn't agree more Proudiddy.

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Hurney didn't consider offers. he said if Kuechly was there he would stick and pull the trigger. He considers him the best linebacker by far and a huge talent. He was BPA at 9 and they wanted him. Rivera loves him and he knows linebackers. They both said it didn't take long for them to figure out he is special. They think he is the best cover linebacker in the draft. Mayock said he was the best cover linebacker he has ever evaluated. If you are trying to get better in pass coverage and think about linebacker as the second level then he is an upgrade over everyone else we have. If we pick corner in round 2 or 4 we have upgraded the pass defense of the third level. Bring in a pass rusher and we are pretty set.

Now lets see if it comes to fruition.

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