Luke Kuechly is a little more than two weeks from heading to his first NFL training camp.
Like he did at Cincinnati St. Xavier High School and at Boston College, Kuechly will find a specific position when he gets there.
Maybe it will be inside linebacker. Maybe it will be outside linebacker. Maybe it will just be "tackler."
The Carolina Panthers used the 9th overall pick of the NFL Draft on Kuechly last April in hopes that his nose for the ball will provide immediate help to a defense that gave up too many big plays last season. Kuechly's versatility gives the Panthers options as inside linebacker Jon Beason returns from ACL surgery.
"They kind of just bumped me around from position to position(in the spring)," Kuechly said last month at the NFL Rookie Symposium. "I'm open to whatever is best for the team. They'll probably bump me quite a few places then once camp (gets going) make a decision, see where I fit best and where I am most comfortable."
A safety in high school, Kuec...