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Kyle Van Noy | Linebacker

Team: Brigham Young Cougars
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235

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BYU edge player Kyle Van Noy is scheduled to visit the Jaguars.
Van Noy can play a variety of linebacker spots, with some projecting him as an on the line of scrimmage player, strong side backer, or even a weakside prospect. He is one of the few linebackers we trust in coverage. Apr 8 - 12:30 PM

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ESPN's Mel Kiper said BYU edge player Kyle Van Noy is "a very underrated player" who is "going to be a nice second-round pick."

"Probably should go a little higher than that, but probably won't," Kiper said. The analyst said Van Noy's game tape left him "tremendously impressed." Van Noy (6-foot-3 1/4, 246 pounds), similar to Ohio State's Ryan Shazier, is a versatile prospect that teams must make a fit determination on before the process reaches draft day. Rotoworld's Josh Norris projects him as a strong side linebacker in an under front.
Apr 3 - 7:45 PM

BYU edge player Kyle Van Noy elected not to test for scouts at BYU's pro day.

Van Noy (6-foot-3 1/4, 246 pounds), however, "moved really well in the linebacker drills," observed's Gil Brandt. Van Noy needs to add to his tool box of pass rushing moves, but he has the physical ability to make it work at the next level. "Van Noy is very athletic and showed that he has good hands catching the football," wrote Brandt. "He appears to be a second-day draft pick, probably in the third round."
Mar 15 - 6:28 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline reports that the San Diego Chargers met with BYU edge player Kyle Van Noy.

"San Diego Chargers met with Kyle Van Noy/LB/BYU yesterday before today's pro-day for film work," Pauline tweeted. Van Noy could fit as an outside linebacker in the Chargers 3-4 defense. He's a smart versatile athlete that can be used on passing downs to cover tight ends as well. This is the second meeting that the Chargers have had with Van Noy, as they met with him during Senior Bowl Week. With outside linebacker Jarret Johnson getting long in the tooth, Van Noy could compete for a starting job while learning from a quality veteran.
Mar 14 - 4:37 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes BYU edge player Kyle Van Noy needs to add more pass rushing moves.

Brugler notes Van Noy is smart and active, but he "looks disinterested in using his hands at times." Hand use is important for a player like Van Noy in order for him to sustain success as a pass rusher, since he is not an overly explosive player. Our own Josh Norris projects Van Noy as a strong side linebacker in an under front.
Feb 18 - 8:50 AM

BYU OLB Kyle Van Noy has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

Van Noy is listed as a linebacker, so he will likely see more time as a traditional defender at the second level rather than stand up edge rusher. He should see time in coverage and in one on one pass rushing drills. Van Noy's versatility might be his best trait.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 01:22:00 PM

Brigham Young OLB Kyle Van Noy has received an invitation to the 2014 Senior Bowl.

The event takes place on January 25, 2014. We aren't so sure if Van Noy will attend, since he is one of the more well known senior prospects and the event does not necessarily highlight skills of outside linebackers. He should see time in 1 on 1 pass rushing drills, however.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 09:58:00 AM

BYU senior OLB Kyle Van Noy made five tackles, one for a loss, and recorded an interception against Utah State on Friday.

Some might point to Van Noy only have one sack to his name through four games, but the senior was everywhere on Friday night. His versatility is excellent, which could land him in a strong side linebacker role next to a four man down lineman front.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 10:59:00 AM

BYU senior OLB Kyle Van Noy collected 2.5 tackles for loss in Saturday's loss to Virginia.

Van Noy returned to school after a strong junior campaign, a decision later lampooned by Draft insider Tony Pauline. NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah listed Van Noy as the 48th best player in college football coming into the season, while's Bucky Brooks believes the 'backer is a fringe first-round prospect at the moment. Van Noy is not an outstanding athlete, but he provides great scheme versatility and is exceptional at using his hands at the point of attack.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 02:40:00 PM's Bucky Brooks came to the conclusion BYU senior OLB Kyle Van Noy is a fringe first-round prospect after evaluating the Cougar during last season's draft process.

"While Van Noy must continue to make strides as a run defender and show more physicality in his game, particularly at the point of attack, I believe scouts will give him rave reviews as a potential 4-3 SAM or WILL linebacker when they examine his game this fall," Brooks writes. Van Noy ended last season on a very high note, so it will be interesting to see if he can carry that momentum into his final year of eligibility.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Draft insider Tony Pauline noted "everyone" he has spoken with thinks BYU senior OLB Kyle Van Noy made a mistake in returning to school this season.

Van Noy ended the 2012 season on a high note but could struggle to duplicate that production this season. He has less talent around him, but Van Noy is not an outstanding athlete. Instead he wins with versatility and hand use at the point of attack.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 01:49:00 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah lists BYU senior OLB Kyle Van Noy as the 48th best player in college football.

When considering where other evaluators list Van Noy, typically in the top 20 draft-eligible prospects, this is a bit of a surprise (but not in a negative way). "Van Noy has a lot of "on-air" production (but he is) 236 lbs and not very strong," Jeremiah tweeted. "I didn't see a dynamic pass rusher... more of a blitzer. He's better suited to play off the line of scrimmage."
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 09:32:00 AM

BYU junior OLB Kyle Van Noy will return for his senior season.

The decision is somewhat unexpected after Van Noy's ridiculous bowl game performance, but we aren't worried about the junior playing at the same level he exhibited this year in 2013. He won't have Ziggy Ansah playing in front of him, but Van Noy is an aggressive pass rusher that flashes comfort in space. We expect Van Noy to be projected as a first-round pick heading into the 2013 season.
Mon, Dec 31, 2012 12:15:00 PM

BYU junior OLB Kyle Van Noy dominated San Diego State Thursday night, registering 3.5 tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks, an interception for a touchdown, a forced fumble for a touchdown, and a blocked kick.

It may end up being the most dominant performance of the bowl season. Van Noy is only a junior, but he has been rumored to seriously be considering the NFL. Senior defensive end Ezekiel Ansah will draw a lot of pre-draft buzz, but Van Noy is an excellent prospect in his own right due to a knack of disrupting the backfield and making plays. He has experience as a pass rushing linebacker in a three man front and some work as a traditional linebacker behind a four man line.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 08:45:00 AM

BYU junior OLB Kyle Van Noy will reportedly wait to hear from the Draft Advisory Board before making a decision about his NFL future.

Van Noy is a relentless rusher off the edge who wins with technique and a motor. Like other BYU products, his age may be a factor in his decision, but Van Noy is an intriguing day two pick that could move into the top-50 picks.
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 10:35:00 AM