Found May 10, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Carolina Panthers have signed first round pick Luke Kuechly to a four-year, $12.58 million deal.  He was the ninth overall pick in last months draft and is the highest draft pick to sign so far.

Kuechly was a highly productive linebacker at Boston College and may have the best instincts of any football player in this year’s draft.  He’ll be a nice complement to veteran linebacker Jon Beason.

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