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Luke Kuechly - The Right Choice

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#16 sml1950

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:56 AM

I can see it now, Cam standing next to LK, pulling his shirt open to expose a large S and Luke in a coat and tie with horn rimmed glasses looking like Clark Kent. The caption.....Supermen

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:57 AM

He's athletic (4.58 and a 38" vertical at the Combine), instinctive, smart, and tackles like he's twins. You can also play him where you need him. If he can stay healthy it looks like a good pick.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:01 AM

He even has the elite Ray Lewis size without the potential of murder.

He is an elite prospect and not one person has anything but high praise for this guy...he is the first choice of lbers.. I see him as a top 5 mlb linebacker by year 2. Why wouldnt he be? MLB, WLB...great pick and it is a MAJOR NEED a lot of Panther fans choose to ignore or assume everyone is 100% from rehabbing injuries.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:08 AM

i don't understand the hate for this pick. TD , although I love him, is not an every down linebacker anymore. Sorry to burst anyone's fantasy bubble, but with the loss of Connor and the amount of injuries we had last year, you have to believe this makes our entire defense better. We just landed a guy that can play in any spot at linebacker and will probably start Day 1, extending Thomas Davis' career by not forcing him to be on the field all game. This is so so so so much better than praying Coples isn't as lazy as everyone thinks him to be, etc, etc.

It's a solid pick. Not a great one, but where we were, with the picks made before us, he was the best player at his position and the best defensive player on the board.

Hurney doesn't get a lot of his other picks right, but his 1st are usually money and I don't doubt this one for a second.


you raise fine points and have allowed me to look at this pick differently. pie for you. I hate the pick less now. superb pro Kuechly argument sir.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:08 AM

nope.

hope I'm wrong though.


Good argument.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

I liked the pick, based on what we need. If Beason was 100% and Connor was here, I would have screamed for Fletcher Cox. Hopefully there is good value at other positions of need in later rounds.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

Will- James Anderson
Mike- Jon Beason
Sam- Luke Kuechly

Drooling- Me

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

If we are willing to move Beason from the middle, why not just keep Connor? And use this pick somewhere else like DE or CB.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:18 AM

Instead of reaching for a DE or DT that still has question marks, they pick the most productive, high-impact player available. More impact than any secondary player would have been(even though i woulda loved Gilmore), and there are plenty of reasons not to love any of those first round DT's. With only one healthy LB on the team, I think this fills one of the biggest holes. No, we don't have any stand-out players other than Johnson on the line, but we do have bodies. We have very few bodies at LB. I give this pick an A.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:19 AM

Good argument.


i became swayed one post above yours. i'm now fine with this pick.

to be fair to me i'm pretty hungover this morning and nothing appealed to me when I first awoke.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:19 AM

If we are willing to move Beason from the middle, why not just keep Connor? And use this pick somewhere else like DE or CB.


you tell me when connor has every played a full season, then i will tell you why we didnt keep connor.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:21 AM

Anderson, beason, and kuechly. That's a strong fuging corps. Put Davis back at the joker on 3rd down to help the pass rush. Solid.


This exactly.

With Davis' knee issues, limit the snaps he takes and prolong his career.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:22 AM

If we are willing to move Beason from the middle, why not just keep Connor? And use this pick somewhere else like DE or CB.


Because Conner was just AVERAGE.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:22 AM

Offense has Superman...

Defense has Clark Kent.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:25 AM

Kuechly is smarter than most of the people on this board -