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JPP90
01-08-2011, 11:27 PM
Scott, what have you heard in scouting circles about this guy? Just a true sophomore but a 6'2 235 lb. ILB and a tackling machine.

BTW..Keuchly will be in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl tomm vs everyones favorite pistol QB Colin Kaepernick and Nevada. Go Eagles!

Hurricanes25
01-08-2011, 11:30 PM
He is a beast. Herzlich gets all of the attention and publicity (and I guess rightfully so) but Keuchly is just as good, if not better than Herzlich.

JPP90
01-08-2011, 11:35 PM
Herzy is a different animal. He's more rangy and makes more plays in coverage. Keuchly is just a gap-busting tackling machine and I would assume is projecting as a true franchise 4-3 MLB.

thenewfeature06
01-08-2011, 11:35 PM
Keuchly had something like 170 tackles this year.. maybe a Jarrett Johnson type next level?

Scott Wright
01-09-2011, 01:15 AM
I like this guy a lot.

Definitely early round potential in a year or two.

Don Vito
01-09-2011, 02:18 AM
Keuchly can play anywhere in the 4-3 or probably inside in the 3-4. He needs to get bigger, but has added size already and should continue to do so. He is an absolute beast and will be a first rounder barring bad luck.

ElectricEye
01-09-2011, 10:14 AM
Real good prospect. He still needs to get bigger and stronger, but he's a real good prospect. Should be a first rounder next year.

bored of education
01-09-2011, 10:32 AM
He is a monster. That is all.

gator3guy
01-09-2011, 11:24 AM
Can't teach instincts...and this kid has 'em

billsfootball15
01-09-2011, 11:45 AM
as a student at BC and someone who watched every game, this guy is awesome and a much better prospect than Herzlich. Ive never seen a linebacker get from sideline to sideline faster than Keuchly. He is an instinctive player that can bust up a gap or chase down a runningback trying to kick it outside. But he is also awesome in coverage and can cover any runningback or tightend. skip to 1:50 in the video to see Keuchly in coverage and then come away with a nice pick on the sidelines in back to back plays.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4gNFL2upZE

goldenbear.cal
01-09-2011, 12:17 PM
Andy Katzenmoyer.

SolidGold
01-09-2011, 12:49 PM
Keuchly had something like 170 tackles this year.. maybe a Jarrett Johnson type next level?

Jarret Johnson is a converted DE and probably has 40 lbs on Keuchly. I think Keuchly is compares more to Vilma...tackling machine.

SenorGato
01-09-2011, 01:15 PM
Vontaze Burfit already has sophomore MLB chunk of love I have, but I'm sure this guy is a fine player himself.

I look forward to maybe watching BC/Nevada tonight.

PhinsRock
01-09-2011, 01:38 PM
Boston College fan here...

The guys is Zach Thomas with a bit more athleticism. He has bulked up a lot since his freshman season, but needs to put more onto his frame. If he does I can see him being a real effective LB in either the 34 or 43.

JPP90
01-09-2011, 10:03 PM
Phew...how bout that Keuchly guy? Lol

DaBrowns41
01-09-2011, 10:06 PM
Boston College fan here...

The guys is Zach Thomas with a bit more athleticism. He has bulked up a lot since his freshman season, but needs to put more onto his frame. If he does I can see him being a real effective LB in either the 34 or 43.

Yeah, he needs to learn to shed blocks a bit more effectively before being a though in the 3-4, but that will help when he bulks up a bit more.

He's a very good player and athlete. I like him a LOT.

toddmlazarchick
01-09-2011, 10:06 PM
Phew...how bout that Keuchly guy? Lol

He is a talent man, I love that guy. That pick was down right awesome.

descendency
01-09-2011, 11:49 PM
He won't shed blocks very well at 235 lbs.

edit: I think he's the best LB (and therefore player) on BC's team. I just don't have any belief he can play in a 34 without picking up another 15 pounds and maintaining his athleticism. If he can't, he'll have to play Ted, which his frame isn't built for.

JPP90
01-10-2011, 01:39 AM
Just throwing this out there...Adrian Wilson goes 6'3 230. The possibility of a move to SS is possible, especially with his instincts reading the QB.

Don Vito
01-10-2011, 01:42 AM
Just throwing this out there...Adrian Wilson goes 6'3 230. The possibility of a move to SS is possible, especially with his instincts reading the QB.

Luke Keuchly was put on this earth to play linebacker. He may need to get a little bigger and work on getting off blocks for when he gets to the NFL, but he is everything you look for in a traditional 4-3 linebacker. He will need to work on those few things if he has to move inside in a 3-4, but his best fit is in the 4-3.

JPP90
01-10-2011, 01:49 AM
I agree. He's got 2 years to put on about 20 lbs. Even Lofa is 250 so id think that would have to b a minimum.

no bare feet
05-12-2011, 09:06 AM
upping this thread. Luke is a stud, I do not think he declares early though.

no bare feet
05-12-2011, 09:20 AM
In front of two space eaters in Phil Taylor and Rubin is where I see Luke as a perfect fit

K Train
05-12-2011, 09:49 AM
could easily go top 20 next year, unless he gets ewings sarcoma, then he'll go undrafted.

i agree though, perfect 43 MLB, 34 hed go to waste

TACKLE
05-12-2011, 11:02 AM
In front of two space eaters in Phil Taylor and Rubin is where I see Luke as a perfect fit

Umm wouldn't that be a perfect fit for basically every LB?

no bare feet
05-12-2011, 11:08 AM
Umm wouldn't that be a perfect fit for basically every LB?

Well, yes. But Luke would not thrive having to shed blocks with smaller gap penetrating dt's in front of him.

TACKLE
05-12-2011, 11:12 AM
Well, yes. But Luke would not thrive having to shed blocks with smaller gap penetrating dt's in front of him.

Interesting. I think he's capable of playing all three LB spots. In a base 4-3, which position do you believe would fit best at?

no bare feet
05-12-2011, 12:29 PM
Interesting. I think he's capable of playing all three LB spots. In a base 4-3, which position do you believe would fit best at?

William, but, as you said, he could, play, all 3 positions in a 40 front

BuddyCHRIST
05-12-2011, 01:21 PM
He's a great player but I have a feeling he'll drop when it comes draft time. He probably won't test off the charts and MLB's tend to fall.

phlysac
05-12-2011, 01:27 PM
In front of two space eaters in Phil Taylor and Rubin is where I see Luke as a perfect fit

Given up on D'Qwell or would he kick outside?

edit* I see that D'Qwell has already kicked outside and Chris Gocong is slated to play inside.

Razor
11-02-2011, 09:42 AM
I keep hearing people say that they don't see Kuechly is a fit in the 3-4. Why is that? From what I've seen he'll be just as good at ILB in the 3-4 as he will be as a 4-3 MLB - perhaps even better imo. I still haven't heard any objective arguments as to why he wouldn't fit in the 3-4. So people, please, enlighten me.

cmarq83
11-02-2011, 01:23 PM
I keep hearing people say that they don't see Kuechly is a fit in the 3-4. Why is that? From what I've seen he'll be just as good at ILB in the 3-4 as he will be as a 4-3 MLB - perhaps even better imo. I still haven't heard any objective arguments as to why he wouldn't fit in the 3-4. So people, please, enlighten me.

I would say the perceived problem is two-fold. First is that he looks more like a safety than a linebacker, and has sub-par size for a 3-4 ILB. At 235 he's a little on the smallish side. Secondly it's kind of a waste to have him play in a 3-4 because his best asset is his sideline to sideline speed. It's unreal to watch him track a ball carrier right down the line. In a 3-4 it would mitigate his best asset somewhat by having him play inside a confined space.

He's good, but not amazing at shedding blocks so that is probably another reason why he's not the 3-4 guy when there are guys like Taze, Hightower, and Te'o who're bigger and have more potential in that area. He is a great cover 2 linebacker who can do the deep drops, and should have some freedom allowed for him to make plays.

Ozzy
11-04-2011, 07:53 AM
Ok, first off, if one wants to bump the original thread on him, bump mine. ;o) I called it before this guy. http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43963&highlight=luke


All joking aside, still very impressed with the guy, clearly is dedicated to the game, gives maximum effort at all times. Keeps his body it top notch shape, can get off blocks and clearly tackle. Is a standout ILB or OLB in the NFL I feel, only real question is what position will he play.

DcmRulz
11-04-2011, 08:12 AM
Man, he was all over the place yesterday! I think that he'll probably work the middle for some team, maybe make an impact like pre-injury Demeco Ryans had. Keuchly is a great tackler, and has an amazing motor, seriously, he is everywhere.

Even if he doesn't go first round, he will be one of those LBs you see for DROY honors right off the bat, and keep his consistency in the following years.

A Perfect Score
11-04-2011, 08:54 AM
This guy is my Man Crush for the 2012 Draft. I'd absolutely love to see him in a Ravens uniform next year.

ElectricEye
11-04-2011, 10:06 AM
He played a very, very good game last night...but no one else around him did. Story of his season, really. Unfortunate that one of the best players in college football plays on such a bad team. But yeah, he's a real safe bet to be a very good player in the NFL right away. Great leadership skills too.

Miaoww
11-20-2011, 06:51 PM
I'd love the Panthers to draft this guy. Whenever I've seen him I've been hugely impressed.

Him and Spence in next years draft would make me very happy.

Duffman57
11-20-2011, 06:53 PM
He's Barrett Ruud 2.0 from everything that ive seen. Probably with better instincts though.

Babylon
11-20-2011, 09:31 PM
He's Barrett Ruud 2.0 from everything that ive seen. Probably with better instincts though.

I think he's better in pass coverage than Ruud. Reminds me of a Dan Morgan except a little less brittle.

ellsy82
11-21-2011, 02:17 AM
Can't teach instincts...and this kid has 'em

Atta boy. Exactly what I wanted someone to say.