Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 4/26/12
As was pointed out during ESPN’s coverage of the draft, last year the Carolina Panthers selected Cam Newton with the first overall pick, and after Newton’s amazing rookie year, Carolina feels it is being to figure things out on offense. Therefore, it only made sense that Carolina would begin to address needs on the defensive side of the ball this offseason.

Carolina did just that using the ninth overall pick to select Boston College player Luke Kuechly. Kuechly is a no nonsense player who tackles hard and often.

Kuechly finished his freshman season at Boston College with the most solo tackles and total tackles in the ACC, and finished second in those categories in the NCAA. In his sophomore and junior years, Kuechly led both the ACC and NCAA in solo tackles and total tackles. 

Kuechly is in good hands with coach Ron Rivera, and should immediately make an impact in Carolina. 


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