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Ivan The Awesome

Instant-Impact Rookies article on NFL.com

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I think Kuechly is gonna be a beast, our very own Brian Urlacher.

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While I am rather optimistic about this season the kool aid is a little strong for me right now. We still have questions at UT, CB 2, both safety spots and the overall performance of ST.

No pads, no contact, no full speed as of yet.

Do I think Norman and others can fill those voids adequately? Yes, but it's far too early to anoint these guys starters or studs, it's not quite July yet.

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Ah, anybody else remember before the draft when half this forum was against Kuechly despite the fact it was evident to anybody how good of a talent he was?

Not calling out anyone in this thread in particular. I actually don't even know if anybody in this thread was against him or not. Just find it odd that I haven't seen an anti-Kuechly post since.

I was against drafting a MLB at the 9 spot when we have a 50 million dollar MLB on the roster already.

Also because IMO spending high draft picks on 43 LB's and RB's is not the way to the Super Bowl....again, IMO.

But now he is part of the team, why would I or anyone else bash him?

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I firmly believe this draft will go down as the best draft in franchise history, not counting Cam of course.

Wow, seriously?

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Almost every year people get excited about a few players in practice and say they are are sure bet then they get cut or ride the pine. Remember when AE was going to be unstoppable?

Wut?

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Ah, anybody else remember before the draft when half this forum was against Kuechly despite the fact it was evident to anybody how good of a talent he was?

Not calling out anyone in this thread in particular. I actually don't even know if anybody in this thread was against him or not. Just find it odd that I haven't seen an anti-Kuechly post since.

I was one of the people that thought taking Kuechly at 9 was a reach and still do with the same void at CB2 and UT. Still we drafted him and I will support him as long as he is on the team. Hell I hated the AE trade and I still support him.

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just hope kuechly is the answer to the TE's in our division

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I disagree. Alexander is going to be rotational, so any impact he has is going to be a bonus. Adams just has to field the punts and not fumble, and we still make the playoffs. If Silatolu plays like a rookie, we put Pollak in and still make the playoffs. Also, even if Kuechly doesn't make an immediate impact, we have 3 other starting caliber LBs in Davis, Beason and Anderson.

Really the only person on that list who needs to make an immediate impact for us to make a run at the playoffs, is Josh Norman in my opinion.

We need all these guys to come up big to make the playoffs.I think you are being over confident to think Davis and Beason will be heal and back to their old selves.Josh covering Smitty in shorts is no indication of what things will be at full speed with the pads on.

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I was one of the people that thought taking Kuechly at 9 was a reach and still do with the same void at CB2 and UT. Still we drafted him and I will support him as long as he is on the team. Hell I hated the AE trade and I still support him.

I understand why people did not want another lb with our 9th pick.If he turns out to be a probowl player it will look more like the right pick.If Beason Davis and Anderson remain healthy it may look less like the right pick.My opinion is if he can cover the TEs and running backs in the passing game that will serve our defense better than the 2nd rated cb in the draft would have. We will have to wait and see.

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I firmly believe this draft will go down as the best draft in franchise history, not counting Cam of course.

While it is way too early to tell there will a number of guys who get a chance to start or play significant minutes. As for best draft ever as you noted, it will hard to beat last year because Cam alone made it great. Still the 2001 draft where we drafted Smith, Morgan and Kris Jenkins will be hard to beat. Given how much Weinke has helped Newton so far, that pick may be much better for what he could do after he retired for us then when he played here.

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