Found April 26, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
Photo via KcChiefsBlog.com Earlier this month in my seven-round mock draft on the Carolina Panthers, I chose a linebacker from Boston College to take his talents to Charlotte with the ninth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. In that edition, I mentioned the Panthers were 24th or worse across the board in total defense, points allowed, against the run and against the pass last season and would likely address the entire defense in the draft, while also adding more prowess to the offense. An old-school, hard-nosed run-stuffer, Luke Kuechly is an intelligent linebacker and instinctive playmaker. Jon Beason missed all but one game in 2011 with an injury and Thomas Davis has struggled to stay healthy. Coming off his third ACL tear in three years, Thomas Davis not only has his sights set on becoming the first player in NFL history to return to the field after three ACL tears, but also believes his up-and-coming club will become the crème de la crème in the league in 2012, as Michael Gartm...
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