Posts Tagged ‘Luke Kuechly’

Musket Blasts: Patriots and NFL Draft Links, 8/6

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Tom Brady is prepared to keep up with the young guys into his 40s. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Since James is on vacation, I’ll be taking over Musket Blasts for the day. Come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as we choose our five favorite New England Patriots and NFL Draft links to share. Feel free to submit your own links in the comments.

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2012 NFL Draft Superlatives + Bold Predictions

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Quinton Coples Patriots NFL Draft

Could the Patriots trade up for this elite prospect from UNC?

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

For the last post of our pre-draft coverage, I figured I’d have some fun and throw out some random predictions and superlatives.

Feel free to use my questions and fill out your own draft superlatives in the comments section.

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NEPD Mailbag: Too Long For Twitter

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Luke Kuechly NFL Draft

If Luke Kuechly fell to #27, should the Patriots take him?

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

How would I handle the Patriots draft? Who are the best kick returners in this draft? Would the Patriots take Luke Kuechly if he fell to #27?

Those are some of the questions I’ll be answering in my weekly “Too Long For Twitter” Friday mailbag where I take questions from Twitter that warrant, deserve or need answers longer than 140 characters

If you have a question about anything, tweet it to me @DougKyedNEPD, and I’ll try to include it in the column on Friday. If you aren’t on Twitter, feel free to throw in a question in the comments section.

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NEPD Mailbag: Too Long For Twitter

Friday, March 30th, 2012
Kendall Reyes NFL Draft (Photo: ICON SMI)

Why would the Patriots be taking Kendall Reyes over Devon Still?

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

How does Courtney Upshaw fit the Patriots? Could Matt Forte be a future Patriot? What are my thoughts on Chandler Jones?

Those are some of the questions I’ll be answering in my weekly “Too Long For Twitter” Friday mailbag where I take questions from Twitter that warrant, deserve or need answers longer than 140 characters

If you have a question about anything, tweet it to me @DougKyedNEPD, and I’ll try to include it in the column on Friday. If you aren’t on Twitter, feel free to throw in a question in the comments section.

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2012 NFL Combine: Defensive Preview

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Bruce Irvin Patriots Draft

Bruce Irvin could the fastest defensive lineman in Indianapolis this week. But how will he stack up during official measurements? (Photo: ICON SMI)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

The combine is great for many things, but one of those is just the chance to see every player in one setting, doing the same drills right next to one another. There are so many variables during the season, it’s nice to see one controlled environment even if they aren’t in pads.

Each of these positions has something different to showcase at the combine, for DBs, it’s all about speed at footwork. For the defensive line, it’s more about flexibility and strength. For linebackers, teams will be looking at technique, burst and overall athleticism.

It’s a fun time of year, so when you’re watching the NFL Network, make sure to watch some of these guys.

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2012 NFL Combine: Who Will Impress? Who Will Disappoint?

Monday, February 20th, 2012
Alshon Jeffery

Will Alshon Jeffery impress or disappoint at the 2012 NFL Combine?

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

With the 2012 NFL Combine slated to start this Wednesday I take a look at prospects who are likely to create a buzz in Indianapolis and those who are likely to disappoint for one reason or another.

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Luke Kuechly Scouting Report

Monday, November 7th, 2011

QB / RB / WR / TE / OT / OG / OC / DT / DE / OLB / ILB / CB / SS

Luke Kuechly NFL Draft

Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College

Height: 6’3″
Weight: 237
Grade: 6.9 (Grading Scale)

Film Room Notes: vs Florida State

Strengths:  As instinctive as they come, makes almost every play on the field – Pursues the ball sideline to sideline and is a sound fundamental tackler – Rarely makes a mistake on the field and if he does makes up for it with his constant effort – Sound in pass coverage (played safety in HS) – Good lateral mobility – Keeps his eyes on the QB and truts his reads – Very good size for a middle linebacker – One of the smartest players in the country – Kuechly is like a coach on the field, knows everyones job – Future defensive playcaller and captain – Current team captain and leader.

Weaknesses: Not the best athlete – Can get fooled at times by misdirection – Needs to add 10-15 pounds to his frame -Questions about if he can handle playing inside at the next level.

Last Updated: November 4, 2011







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