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Prospect Profile: Kyle Van Noy

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Learn more about BYU outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy.

In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2014 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on May 8th.

We continue the series with a scouting report of BYU’s Kyle Van Noy.

Name: Kyle Van Noy
School: BYU
Height: 6-3
Weight: 243 pounds
Position: Outside Linebacker

NFL teams are always looking for players that can do it all, and when talking about outside linebackers, Kyle Van Noy is a true jack-of-all-trades.  Therefore, it’s no surprise he was named the All-Independent Defensive Player of the Year.

Van Noy made an impact all four years playing for the Cougars, but really came into his own over his final two seasons.  As a junior, he pretty much did it all, notching 53 tackles, 22.0 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, six forced fumbles, five passes defensed, two interceptions, one pick six and two blocked kicks on special teams.  While some expected him to turn pro following his 2012 season, he returned for a season year in which he also thrived, recording a career-high 70 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, seven pass breakups, two interceptions and a safety.

The 6-3, 243-pounder is regarded as having some of the best natural football instincts available in this year’s draft.  Combine that with his athleticism and it’s easy to see why he is a true three-down linebacker.  Van Noy is a sound tackler capable of filling the gap or chasing down the ball carrier in the run game.  He excels rushing the passer, flashing speed along the edge with an ability to collapse the pocket.  He is also great in coverage, able to stay with tight ends and any other receivers. 

One of the biggest questions surrounding Van Noy was his dip in sacks, going from 13 in 2012 to just four in 2013.  Some point out the loss of Ziggy Ansah as a factor, since the outside linebacker faced constant double teams without his bookend from his junior season.  Overall, Van Noy is considered a safe prospect who figures to have a long, productive career in the NFL.

Combine Metrics
40-yard Dash: 4.71
Bench Press: 21 reps
Vertical Jump: 32.5 inches
Broad Jump: 112.0 inches

 

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed above do not represent the opinions or policies of the San Diego Chargers’ front office staff, coaches or executives.

 

 

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