Evans Clinchy
Saturday January 7th, 2012

The 2012 NFL Draft class just got even stronger, as Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the draft this spring, according to the Boston Globe.

Kuechly is a three-time All-American -- he tallied 191 tackles this season, tops in the nation, including 12 for losses. He has 532 career tackles, setting all-time records in both the BC program and the Atlantic Coast Conference.

He received the Bronko Nagurski Award this season, honoring the nation's top defensive player, and the Butkus Award, honoring its top linebacker. Kuechly is projected to be a no-brainer first-round pick this spring, perhaps even in the top 15.

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