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Carolina Panthers Select Luke Kuechly

Apr 26 2012 03:30 PM Zod Carolina Panthers
LB - Boston College

Read & React: Intelligent player who knows his keys and "feels" his way to the ball. Aggressiveness allows him to be fooled by those keys, like pulling guards, on misdirection and takes a false step forward on play action, but also recovers well and regularly sniffs out reverses and other trick plays to prevent big gains. Run defense: Constantly around the ball, fights traffic easily and steps into gaps instead of waiting for the ballcarriers. Tracks the ball to either sideline but needs perfect angles to beat NFL tailbacks to perimeter. Anchors and can stick bigger backs with lowered pads. Doesn't have elite size to stand up to NFL-caliber linemen, but regularly rips off blocks with strong hands and can make

plays even if initially knocked backward


http://www.cbssports...players/1664814

Summary: Luke Kuechly has been one of the most productive players in college football, at any position, over the past two seasons. He set ACC and school records for career tackle totals with 532 stops. Even without a bowl game in 2011, he made 191 tackles with 12 tackles for a loss, three passes broken up and three interceptions. In 2010, Kuechly had 183 tackles (110 solo) with 10.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three interceptions.

Kuechly admittedly lacks special foot speed, but he makes up for it in instincts and intelligence. There is no doubt that he is a fabulous run defender who produces good down-and-distance situations for his defense. His read and reaction skills are top-notch. That allows him to get in position to make tackles near the line of scrimmage. Routinely, one would see Kuechly shed a block and make a tackle for a short gain.

Kuechly is extremely sound in pass defense. He does very well in zone coverage and is adept at reading quarterbacks' eyes. Kuechly has enough speed to get deep in his drops and cover more ground than one might think. While he was rarely called on to blitz, he showed some quality blitzing skills in limited opportunities.


Kuechly looks like one of the safest picks in the 2012 NFL Draft. He should be able to play immediately in the NFL, and before long, he could be one of the better run-defending linebackers in the NFL. Kuechly has the ability to play in a 4-3 or a 3-4 defense. Adding weight to help him fight off NFL blockers would be a good idea, especially if he were in a 3-4.


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274 Comments

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Was disappointed at the pick at first but I think I understand it now. I think my problem is I always think Hurney is going to go outside the box with a pick but in the end we go with the BPA. I guess my question would be, Can this guy play Will and how well? Hoping we will incorporate more 3-4 looks this next year. I will feel better if we are able to get Worthy, Still, or Jenkins at 40.
Does this mean we will get an 'A' from caste football now?
Love the player.

Hate the pick.

Hurney builds a team worse than Matt Millen.
You can't hate this pick. You might think that there was a bigger NEED on defense but as far as BPA at a need position this was the best value there. I would have been just as happy with picking Cox but they obviously felt that Kuechly was such a better player that it warranted addressing a position that wasn't as big of a need or they felt that DT isn't as big of a need as ensuring that we don't have guys off the street playing LB again next year.
Having the best LB corps in the league is awesome......if you run a 34.

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!!!

Dont forget about qb

he tackles with his hands too damn much. Kid's got a lot to learn.

516 tackles in 3 years says he's got good hands. And I hear he's pretty good at learnin'.

IMO Davis is the odd man out until he proves he can come back from knee injury #3. The odds are against him.

Claiborne and Barron were the only defensive players taken in the top 8, and I guarantee if either had been the pick, there'd be just as much complaining from some.
from yahoo sports.
My God what have we done..

The Carolina Panthers used their ninth overall pick to bolster their defense, selecting Luke Kuechly, a linebacker from Boston College.

Kuechly's tape leaves you guessing: are you looking at the young Zach Thomas or London Fletcher, or just another middle linebacker who records a ton of tackles because that's what starting middle linebackers do? The devil is in the details, like Kuechly's ability to read blocks or pass route combinations. Diagnostic skills can help a step-slow, pound-light linebacker thrive in the NFL. Kuechly can be very productive in a classic Tampa-2. He can also fly around the field and clean up after the defensive line in a Lions or Eagles type Wide-9 defense, though he would get walloped now and then.

Kuechly's upside is not great. He will never be Brian Urlacher. But the risk level is low. He will learn his role, play special teams as a rookie, and make the plays he is supposed to make. And if his college production is any indicator, a few more. Kuechly is a little better than the NFL comparison player below, but their play styles are similar.
NFL Comparison: Pat Angerer, Indianapolis Colts

Just going off the OP..it said Kuechly lacked ELITE size to go against NFL lineman with very good coverage skillls..sounds like OLB to me. Perfect idea for defending TE's (like someone already pointed out). To me it seems like a Davis replacement.


Luke is instantly our biggest LB....and that is without sniffing a NFL workout program.

from yahoo sports.
My God what have we done..

Must of taken you hrs to find that less than flattering evaluation.....

Out of curiosity, who wrote that....I noticed you didn't link it
man, yahoo sports. they don't see what ron see's, jeez maybe we should hire one of their writers as a scout. Or even better, hire one of the 50 writers who thought Cam would fail.

Must of taken you hrs to find that less than flattering evaluation.....

Out of curiosity, who wrote that....I noticed you didn't link it


Found it.

Maggie Hendricks isn't a fan huh.....

The mixed martial arts blogger Maggie Hendricks didn't love the pick....

Nice. I see why you didn't link it or post the author.
Being an avid ACC football fan, I have watched Luke the last few years.

Despite having a solid LB core already, I'll be damned if I didn't say to myself a half dozen times while watching him play that I would love to see him in silver, black and blue. And now I can say I can see him in those 3 colors for years to come :).

Must of taken you hrs to find that less than flattering evaluation.....

Out of curiosity, who wrote that....I noticed you didn't link it


It was actually the first link that popped up.
Oh noez! Not everyone is impressed by our "solid" LB!!!

It was actually the first link that popped up.
Oh noez! Not everyone is impressed by our "solid" LB!!!


Yeah a female mixed martial arts blogger wasn't impressed.....

I mean, you are in desperation mode posting that

Yeah a female mixed martial arts blogger wasn't impressed.....

I mean, you are in desperation mode posting that

Yeah a female mixed martial arts blogger wasn't impressed.....

I mean, you are in desperation mode posting that



Wait wait wait CRA, I thought I just spent hours looking for that...You sure did find it pretty quick! Don't backtrack now. Man up on it (for once)
Thank god I didn't get on here last night.


I will pull for this guy for years to come, and I really do believe that he will be a very good pro.


I had a bad feeling that he or Coples was the pick, and I really didn't want either of them.

My disgust comes from the fact that I hate the way that Hurney values certain positions on the football field, and that we seem to continually draft those positions high. IMO and that is very important, I just don't think that 43 LB's, and high rated RB's are the way to go when drafting high.

Let's go Luke.

Thank god I didn't get on here last night.


I will pull for this guy for years to come, and I really do believe that he will be a very good pro.


I had a bad feeling that he or Coples was the pick, and I really didn't want either of them.

My disgust comes from the fact that I hate the way that Hurney values certain positions on the football field, and that we seem to continually draft those positions high. IMO and that is very important, I just don't think that 43 LB's, and high rated RB's are the way to go when drafting high.

Let's go Luke.



But but but all-acc...
Joe Person said today that Rivera got a "tip" on Kuechly from ex-Bears teammate Jim Morrissey, whose son was a teammate of Kuechly at BC.

As with real world jobs, sometimes who you know can mean as much as (or more than) your actual qualifications.

(not to say that Kuechly isn't qualified; just talking about the process)

Wait wait wait CRA, I thought I just spent hours looking for that...You sure did find it pretty quick! Don't backtrack now. Man up on it (for once)


lol....desperation continues.

The suggestion it took hrs to find a negative article was bc everyone respected in the business has been positive about Luke.

The suggestion implied it would difficult to find anyone worth a poot talking negatively.

You went out and found a female MMA blogger.....cut and pasted negative talk leaving all that out.....trying to act like someone supported your stance that matters.

You are so blind with Luke hate you don't even realize what you just posted was utter poo.

Good day, sir.
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The Special One
Apr 27 2012 01:14 PM
Draft guru Mike Mayock had Luke rated as the 6 overall player.
Per Greg Gabriel of NationalFootballPost.com

• I thought Carolina would go for a defensive lineman because of the trouble they had stopping the run but in Matt Keuchly they got perhaps the best inside linebacker prospect in years. Look for them to grab a defensive tackle in round 2.
Who's Matt Keuchly?
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The Special One
Apr 27 2012 02:23 PM

Who's Matt Keuchly?

:D
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The Special One
Apr 27 2012 02:26 PM
Pics of Luke at press conference.

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