Local NFL watch: 16 players with Utah ties to participate in 2014 NFL Scouting Combine

Published: Monday, Feb. 17 2014 11:21 p.m. MST

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BYU outside linebacker

6-foot-3, 244 pounds

Combine workout day: Feb. 24, bench press: Feb. 23

2013 stats: 70 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, two interceptions, seven pass breakups, 14 quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery, one safety

What others are saying: "He is a jack of all trades linebacker that could theoretically thrive in any system. There is not a particular area of the game in which he struggles, and there aren't many players in this year's class who have his football intelligence. Van Noy is worthy of a selection in the middle of the first round; however, concerns over his speed may drop him down to the second day." — Inside the War Room

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Allen, TX

Well, as long as he's not a cheetah.....

Provo, UT

I feel like saying "over-aged" is the way of saying he was an RM, and we want to knock his draft stock a little. Not saying it's unfair, or inaccurate, I just thought it was overused.


sky2k1, it gets overused with athletes from Utah because Utah is the place where it is most prevalent. It is important to note because it means they probably have a shorter shelf life than a 20 or 21 year old junior or redshirt sophomore, which comes into play when deciding between two similarly talented players at the same position. Brandon Weeden was (way) over-aged, but not an LDS missionary. Same with a lot of prospects that went into baseball before football.

Cedar Hills, UT

Kyle Van Noy will do well at the combine. He has the speed and athleticism to make a team in the NFL.

Lindon, UT

I also noticed the over use of the "over aged" term. Funny how when these guys were playing in college, coaches liked to whine about it being an unfair advantage but now it's seen as detrimental on draft day. Could it be people see what they want to see to make the case for what they've already decided?

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