2) Luke Kuechly, LB
Jan 3, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) talks to Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) during the second quarter in the 2014 NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Luke Kuechly has been a force for the Carolina Panthers’ defense and already has an MVP award under his belt. The 24-year old has had at least 153 tackles in each of his three NFL seasons and has seven interceptions to go with that. Kuechly is a Boston College product like the Falcons’ Matt Ryan is and is soon to be one of the highest paid linebackers in the entire league.
Kuechly is without a doubt the best linebacker in the NFC South and is arguably the best in all of the land. Kuechly is one of the hardest hitting linebackers in the league and is also one of the fastest. He is seemingly everywhere on the field and makes plays left and right. He is the unspeakable leader on the Panthers’ defense and will be for a very long time, especially after his new contract is signed.