To be fair, he said he wanted to focus on a player that was currently under 25. Luke Keuchly appears to be the best under 25 MLB, though you could make a case for Bobby Wagner of SEA.
Keuchly was very good as a rookie. Stats don't mean much for ILB's, so they shouldn't even be mentioned. Every ILB who starts 16 games will put up nice tackle numbers. You have to watch the games to get a feel for their impact. I watched both Lewis and Urlacher as rookies, particularly Urlacher as I was living in Chicago at the time. Those guys were AMAZING as rookies.
Willis was also far more superior as a rookie, and he should have been mentioned with Lewis and Urlacher. My jaw never hit the floor when I watched Keuchly. He's a great tackler with impeccable instincts, but those other 3 guys had 1st ballot HOFer written all over them the second they hit the field. They were superior athletes in every way.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Jun 2, 2013 at 10:20 PM ]