1. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers In 2011, the Panthers found their offensive quarterback of the future in Cam Newton. A year later, they did the same on the defensive side of the ball with another first-round draft pick. Kuechly, who just turned 22, led the NFL in tackles as a rookie with 164, and he's an able run and pass defender. He's a very good athlete with toughness, instincts and leadership qualities to boot. The Panthers have the makings of an excellent front seven, and Kuechly will navigate the ship for years to come.
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