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BYU edge player Kyle Van Noy has met with the Ravens.

Van Noy played in BYU's 3-4 scheme and looks like a good fit for the Ravens' 3-4 alignment. Baltimore, however, has Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs as starting OLBs, and their picks (17th in the first round, 16th in the second round) appear to be too soon, and then too late, to take the Cougars' star. Van Noy (6-foot-3, 243 pounds) should be an early second-round pick, though he could possibly go in the late first round.
Apr 20 - 9:39 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang ranks BYU edge player Kyle Van Noy as the No. 32 overall prospect.

Van Noy is starting to move up draft boards. He debuted at No. 25 overall on ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper's most recent Big Board, and the venerable analyst called the Cougar "one of my favorite players in the draft." Rang isn't going to argue with him: "Plays with more of a finesse rather than forceful style that will turn off some scouts, but in terms of versatility and production, Van Noy ranks among the elite defenders in the entire class."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 19 - 5:42 PM

BYU edge player Kyle Van Noy made his debut at No. 25 overall on ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper's most recent Big Board.

If you follow Kiper, you know he's fallen head over heels for the Cougars' product. "Exceptional in pursuit both against the run and when he's asked to rush the passer, Van Noy plays fast and consistently makes the right read, which puts him in position to make plays," Kiper wrote. "When he has the ball in his sights he's explosive and can both change directions quickly and pursue with great pace. He can attack the backfield and chase plays down." In Thursday's published mock draft, Kiper slotted Van Noy to the Vikings at No. 40, writing: "One of my favorite players in the draft, the instinctive and explosive linebacker goes to a team that needs to add at least one in the draft."
Apr 17 - 8:57 PM

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

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 NFL.com'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."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 15 - 6:28 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt believes BYU DB Daniel Sorensen "helped his draft status at BYU’s pro day" and could be "selected early on the third day of the 2014 NFL Draft (fourth round)."

Sorensen (6-foot-1 3/8, 206 pounds) is an impressive athlete who played outside linebacker as a true freshman before moving into the defensive backfield. He collected 4.54 and 4.59 second forties, a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-2 broad jump at the event. He chose to keep his combine numbers in other drills.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 15 - 6:10 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

BYU DB Daniel Sorensen's 6.47 second three-cone time was the fifth fastest of any position since 2006.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound strong safety appeared in 12 games at outside linebacker as a true freshman but lost weight on a mission trip and returned to the team as a DB. His 4.65 second forty time didn't wow scouts, but his 32 inch vertical and a 9' 6" broad jump might have. Sorensen needs to work on his coverage skills, but there's enough physical talent here to justify a third-day selection.
Feb 25 - 7:44 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

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks wrote that BYU WR Cody Hoffman "was a mild disappointment" at Senior Bowl practices on Monday.

"He didn't show elite quickness or burst in routes, and failed to separate from defenders in tight coverage," Brooks wrote. "Although big-bodied receivers can succeed in the NFL without exceptional speed, they must be able to create space with their size and strength. Hoffman didn't show that ability on the first day of practice, so it's important for him to find a way to get open over the next few days to convince evaluators that he has the potential to be a possible difference maker at the next level." We heard first-round buzz surrounding the Cougars receiver last summer after he caught 100 passes for 1,248 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012, but Hoffman's lack of athleticism was exposed in 2013. A likely third-day pick, he's going to need to put in a lot of work to be a starter someday in the NFL.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 21 - 12:33 PM

BYU senior DB Daniel Sorensen accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound strong safety appeared in 12 games at outside linebacker as a true freshman. He lost weight on a mission trip and returned to campus with a safety's body. "He's not the spotlight guy, but if you want to watch a good football player, come to LaVell Edwards Stadium and watch him play," BYU defensive coordinator and secondary coach Nick Howell said in a September story featured in BYU's Gameday program. "You're watching an NFL safety play."
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 05:50:00 PM

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

BYU senior TE Kaneakua Friel has accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game.

Friel was named to the Mackey Award watch list in the preseason after hauling in 30 receptions for 308 yards in 13 starts last season for Brigham Young. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Hawaii native has managed only seven catches for 99 yards in 2013. It's a coin flip as to whether he'll be drafted, and Friel's name will be called in the latter stages of Day Three if it's called at all.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 03:39:00 PM

BYU WR Cody Hoffman has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2014 Senior Bowl.

Hoffman received his invite a few weeks back and has decided to attend. The senior receiver class isn't terribly deep -- which will work toward Hoffman's advantage in this setting -- but we currently think that the lanky receiver's name won't be called until the third day. We heard first-round buzz surrounding the Cougar receiver this summer after he caught 100 passes for 1,248 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, but Hoffman's lack of athleticism has been exposed. He's going to need a lot of work to be a starter in the NFL.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 04:47:00 PM


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