But even if he gets by Crennel, he’s not expected to drop much further because just about every mock draft has Kuechly being selected by the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 15.
Asked yesterday how much it would mean to go in the first round, Kuechly, addressing the media at the NFL combine, didn’t contain his excitement.
“I think it would be great. Growing up, it’s one of those things, I’ve been watching the draft, I don’t know how long,” Kuechly said. “You want to get your name called on that first day, you want to be on that first-day list, when (the NFL commissioner) says, ‘so-and-so selects, Luke Kuechly, linebacker, Boston College.’ That’s your goal playing in college football. Getting to that level, and hearing your name on the first day.”