Luke Kuechly is now the top interior linebacker in the country, according to Mel Kiper Jr. The Boston College Eagles junior is having another stellar season despite his team's dreadful performance so far (BC is 1-5 through six games), totaling 99 tackles and one interception this season, bringing his career total to 424 career tackles and five picks.
Dependable, a tackling machine, he makes great reads, sees the play develop and sheds blockers well. Exceptional instincts. (via Mel Kiper Jr. on Kuechly via ESPN Insider)
Kuechly is currently projected by Kiper Jr. as the No. 11 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, which moves him up three spots from where he was projected by Kiper last week. Other notable ACC players on the list are North Carolina Tar Heels defensive end Quinton Coples (projected No. 2 overall) and Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Brandon Thompson,