Luke Kuechly ranked 24th in 2019 NFL Top 100

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When it comes to Luke Kuechly and the NFL Top 100, it's not a matter of if, but when.

This year, the star linebacker comes in at No. 24, which seems a little early for the perennial All-Pro if we're being honest. Kuechly had been in the top 20 of the annual NFL Network ranking each of the last five years.

Kuechly leads the NFL with 948 tackles since entering the league in 2012. The six-time Pro Bowler has also recorded 16 interceptions, the most among NFL linebackers since he arrived in Carolina as a first-round pick.

This past season, he paced the Panthers with 156 tackles, his seventh consecutive season with over 100 stops.

Other Panthers to make this year's Top 100 include Christian McCaffrey (42), Gerald McCoy (75) and Cam Newton (87).