Scouting Report
Prospect:  Luke Kuechly






         
School:           Boston College
Ht:  6'3"       Wt:  242
Eligibility:       Jr
Uniform:       #40

Position #1:       WILB
Position Rank:      1
Overall Rank:       7

Position #2:       SILB
Position Rank:      1
Overall Rank:       7


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Luke Kuechly is one of the most instinctive linebackers I've ever seen. Everytime you turned on Boston College the last three years it seemed like he was making every tackle. A safety in high school, Kuechly immediately bulked up and moved to MLB for Boston College. Kuechly is a perfect fit as a MLB in any 4-3 scheme but he also has the frame to bulk up and play either spot inside in a 3-4. His instincts also allow him to succeed in coverage which makes him a fit on the weakside in a 4-3 as well. He has athletic limitations and there are questions whether he would be able to keep his marginal speed if he did add weight so I feel his best fit would be inside in a 4-3. A team like the Eagles would be the perfect fit for him as they had very poor linebacker play last year and he's a great fit for their defense. The Giants and Lions are two other teams with linebacker needs that would be great fits.

Compares to (Current NFL Player): Sean Lee

Strengths
- Sure tackler
- Best instincts in the draft by far
- Extremely intelligent both on and off the field
- Field General
- Team Captain
- Shows good ability in man and zone coverage
- Amazing production


Weaknesses
- Limited athletically
- Offers little to nothing in pass rush
- Can be engulfed by blockers




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