KVN is a great player, so is Hoffman. Best wishes to them. I wonder
how much the turmoil within the program, particularly the offensive side, is
going to be a part of his decision. Tough to play your guts out only to watch
the other side of the ball stumble over themselves.
With the decisions the coaches are making I wouldn't be surprised if they
choose to go Pro. If winning is not at the top of the list no reason to stay.
Love my cougars, but neither of these guys is an early entry and stick guy in
the NFL. Both could easily play in Canada thought... They both need another
year at least.
The Mel Kiper in me says KVN's stock is pretty high, perhaps a 2nd or 3rd
rounder....4th at the latest. His relative size is a concern. Hoffman, on the
other hand is a late rounder if at all. He has been BYU's best offensive
player for 2 or 3 years, but that is not necessarily saying much. He just
doesn't have the NFL speed. He should stay one more year and spiff up his
resume even more.It's hard to say with Van Noy. Man, I really
want him (and Hoffman) to stick around with next year's schedule, but I
can't blame him if he left.
It's easy to say to stay in college, get the degree, and that it will help
you go up in the draft, but the future is uncertain. You never know if a
career-ending injury could happen next year. If he goes to the draft this year,
he essentially assures his financial future for life provided he is smart with
the money. He is a great talent! All the best to him, either way.
Manti Te'o could have declared for the draft a year ago. He made the right
I could not care less what the NFL things of these guys, my only interest is
their play at BYU. I don't watch Pro football anyway, and money corrupts
most who go there. College football is the greatest show in town and always will
be. Stay in Provo, play out your careers, then do what you will, but don't
let the NFL decide what's best for you.
Gotta go pro while your stock is high! Ask Matt Barkley that! He was projected
to be the number 1 overall draft pick at the end of his junior season. But he
remained loyal to USC and stayed for his senior season and now look where
he's at! His stock has plummeted big time! Big decision Mr. Van
Kyle could go one more year and move up in the draft, which means more money,
but perhaps playing for a worse team...I think he should stay, get his diploma,
mature one more year at the Y, and the monetary reward may well be there...he
needs to pray about it.