Kuechly was a first-round pick for the Panthers during the 2012 Draft, and his performances this season aided his team as they made the playoffs.
He told the team's official website: "It's good. I didn't know what to expect to be honest. It makes it easier to have some of my teammates and coaches here definitely. It's cool, growing up watching guys like Drew Brees or Larry Fitzgerald and now I'm part of that group, playing and rubbing shoulders with these guys.
"For the actual Pro Bowl game itself - hopefully I'm not against any of my Panthers boys! The draft should be good fun and I'm just looking forward to the rest of the week."