There are tons of LB's in this draft. Just because Kuechly is the media darling at MLB doesn't mean he's even the best at the position on the Hawks' board, and certainly doesn't mean they view him as the best value. I doubt they ever had plans to re-up Heater unless it was on a short term unguaranteed type of deal. They've had a plan all along. Whether it involves Kuechly remains to be seen, but I guarantee at the very least they haven't put all their eggs in one basket.