In a poll conducted by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Boston College LB Luke Kuechly received 20 of 21 first-place votes among 14 scouts from 4-3 teams and seven scouts from 3-4 teams as the top middle and inside linebacker in this year's draft class.
Kuechly drew comparisons to Jags MLB Paul Posluszny, Rams MLB James Laurinitis, and Cowboys ILB Sean Lee. "He's almost leaving before the ball is snapped to the place the ball is going because he's such a great film-study guy," one scout said. "I think he's a better athlete than people give him credit for." Added another scout, "I love the way the kid plays but he's not a dynamic player." Kuechly is expected to go in the first 12 picks of the draft