Draft Rewind 2012 – Luke Kuechly – Carolina Panthers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about LUKE KUECHLY: Boston College, 6032 242 4.58. Junior entry who is competitive, instinctive, and intense in his play. Collected an incredible 532 tackles in his three-year career. He also added in 35.5 tackles for loss. Was voted team captain twice. Wrap tackler who is explosive and goes for the strip. Always around the ball. Plays square and keeps leverage on the ball carrier sideline to sideline. Feels the blockers. Can avoid the low block with a shiver and shed technique. A good technique player – hit, strip, pull. His eyes are on the prize. He hits on the rise. Takes good downfield angles. Has closing and catch up speed. Mentally and physically tough. Aggressive and competitive. Gets pad under pad to take on and shed a block. A knee bender who stays on his feet. Good use of hands through traffic. Strong versus inside run at the point of attack. Reacts quickly to the cutback lanes. Has lateral range, speed, and quickness versus the outside run. Shuffles quickly down the line. Makes plays parallel to the line of scrimmage. Can run with backs and tight ends in man coverage. Gets depth in drops. Plays on the kickoff team. First year starter. 2011 stats: 191 tackles, 12 TFL, 3 PBU, 3 INTs. OSR: 1/16. Firstround. (A-31, H-9 3/4, BP-27, SS-4.12).

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