National Football League
Luke Kuechly - NFL Draft Profile

Selection9 (9 overall)
SchoolBoston College
High SchoolSaint Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio)
The most decorated defensive player in Boston College history, was not only the first Eagle to be a two-time consensus All-American, but he also became the only unanimous selection to the All-ACC First-Team defense following his junior season when he was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year as well...Captured the Butkus Trophy, the Rotary Lombardi Award, the Lott Trophy and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, prompting him to forego his seniorcampaign and declare for the NFL Draft...Became 11th consensus All-American in BC history when he was named to the AP, Sporting News, Walter Camp, Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and America Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America First Teams following his sophomore year when he led the nation in overall tackles with 183 and was also first with 110 solo stops...A Nagurski Award finalist, runner-up for the Butkus Award and All-ACC First-Team selection in second year of action...Named ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year, All-ACC First Team and freshman All-American after 2009 campaign during which he produced 158 tackles, second-most in the nation...Led the country in tackles with an incredible 191 solo stops, a staggering 102 being unassisted...Averaged a sensational 15.9 tackles per game, more than 2.5 more per game than his closest competition...Registered double-digit tackles in all but four of his 37career games, finishing with a school and ACC record of 532 total tackles in a mere three years...An intelligent player who is consistently around the ball, he is a solid tackler who exploits gaps in offensive lines to make his moves...Can drop into pass coverage and cover significant ground, but might have trouble keeping up with elite athletes at the pro level.

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