Luke Kuechly on D&C: 'You've got to prove everything' in NFL

April 25, 2012 - 5:19 am
Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly, expected to be a first-round draft pick in the NFL draft Thursday, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page. Kuechly made a name for himself playing in all situations for BC, but he knows that he'll have to earn his time in the NFL. "That's the goal, is to be an every-down linebacker," he said. "But again, you've got to prove everything. College is over. It's a new thing now. You've got to work up the totem pole. That's the goal for me, to be out there every down, but I've got to show I can do it." Kuechly said he declined an invitation to attend the draft in New York. "I'm going to sit at home with my family in my house," the Cincinnati native said. "I think it will be a little more relaxed. It will be something that will give me a better opportunity to maybe just hang out and not have to worry about it quite as much. I think it will be a little less maybe stressful, just to have a lot of people from my family around." Asked what purchase he's been looking forward to making once he signs his first contract, Kuechly said he has his eye on a special piece of furniture. "I'm going to get a couch and relax on that, hang out," he said.