Detroit Lions NFL Draft Profile: LB Kyle Van Noy

Detroit Lions NFL Draft Profile: LB Kyle Van Noy
April 16, 2014, 10:30 am
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Kyle Van Noy (LB), BYU

6'3" | 243 lbs.

2013 stats:

67 tackles, 17 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 INT, 7 PD, TD

Selection:

2nd Round, 40th overall (Detroit Lions from Seattle via Minnesota)

What the scouts are saying:

"Good-sized, athletic, smooth-moving stand-up player who projects best as a 3-4 right outside linebacker, but could also warrant consideration from 4-3 teams as a Will or Sam. Is not without flaws, but has unique ability to play up the field, laterally or in reverse.” (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"A jack-of-all-trades linebacker, Van Noy has 'tweener traits and needs to get stronger to better match up with NFL blockers, but Van Noy's twitchy athleticism and ability to drop in coverage will be appealing to 3-4 defenses." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

"Van Noy is very instinctive and finds a way to make plays. With his good tape, production, skill set and versatility, Van Noy looks like a solid second-day pick in the 2014 NFL Draft." (WalterFootball.com)

"His ability to effectively blitz and hang in coverage will appeal to all teams. I see Van Noy going in the second round, but wouldn't be surprised to see a team like New Orleans take him in the first, especially if Dee Ford is off the board.” (NFLDraftGeek.com)

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