Charlotte NC: Carolina Panthers may have found their next premiere run stopper in second year player (LB) Luke Kuechly. Kuechly players the Middle Linebacker spot like Retired Ravens great Ray Lewis. Luke Kuechly was selected by Carolina Panthers with 9th overall pick in 2012 National Football League Draft, out of Boston College. Panthers (LB) Luke Kuechly seemed to be in midseason form aganist defending SuperBowl Champions Baltimore Ravens , where in one half the linebacker had 7 tackles, 2 passes defended, 1 interception, and 1 forced fumble which led to a Panthers touchdown. Carolina Panthers haven't had player with this much talent since Julius Pepper who is now a Chicago Bear. As long as Kuechly stays healthy Panthers Defense could be ranked in top five.