Luke Kuechly, LB
This player is currently one of the most recognized and respected players in the National Football League. With an impeccable record both on and off of the football field, many general managers and coaches search for the next “Luke Kuechly.”
Luckily for the Carolina Panthers, they already have the original Luke Kuechly. His leadership has been rock solid and has helped to create one of the most feared linebacker cores in the National Football League. His statistics over the past few years have been terrifying. Just look at the following table by Pro Football Reference.
Also, Kuechly has also been Defensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, named to the First-Team All-Pro four times, been named to five Pro Bowls, and… you get the picture. Kuechly has been a defensive monster since he’s entered the league, and for that reason, he’s fifth on this list.
Also, fans of the Carolina Panthers get to scream LUUUUUUUKE as loud as humanly possible every time he does anything remotely cool. How awesome is that?