Luke Kuechly   #59 MLB

Height: 6-3   Weight: 238   Age: 23

Born: 4/20/1991 Cincinnati , OH

College: Boston College

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Xavier HS [Cincinnati, OH]

TCKL

138

SCK

3.0

FF

1

INT

1

Combine 2012

Combine
Stats:

  • Vertical Jump38.0 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.12 secs
  • Broad Jump123.0 inches
  • Bench Press27.0 reps
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.43 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash4.58 Secs
  • 3 Cone Drill6.92 secs

Strengths

Kuechly is one of the most instinctual and technically sound linebackers to enter the draft in years, and he had the tackle production throughout his career to back it up. He is able to avoid trash at his knees and is elite when it comes to shedding blockers and keeping himself free to the ball. He is excellent working over the top of tight ends to maul and delay their release, and is capable of running with them in-phase down the field. He has the sudden burst and long speed to cover a very wide range against the run and is an extremely sure-handed tackler who can bring ball carriers down a number of different ways.

Weaknesses

The major knock on Kuechly is that he had a lot of "inflated" tackle production throughout his career, the idea being that he is indeed a superb tackler but most of those tackles came 5 to 8 yards downfield in pursuit. He didn't get up into the line of scrimmage to make powerful, impactful plays much, and won't be relied upon as a pass rusher at the next level and is strictly a tackling, sideline-to-sideline backer.

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