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Published: Thursday, April 10 2014 11:20 p.m. MDT

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miffedsportsfan
Sandy, UT

Isn't this the same guy that had BYU quarterback John Walsh going in the first round after BYU's thumping of Oklahoma in the Copper Bowl and he didn't even get drafted!!! (Maybe he was a very LOW round draft choice.)

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

jealoussportsfan

Van Noy will be making millions playing in the NFL next season, while you're still whining about a missed draft prediction from 20 years ago.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Kyle is a first rouder for sure and for good reason. He has the combination of speed and quickness combined with athletism and strength. Combine all of that with smarts and instincts and you have a really good outside backer. I suspect Kyle will add 10 lbs also.

Wookie
Omaha, NE

I really don't think he is as good as he is projected. Against Offensive tackles that were decent (watch game film from good teams) he was ineffective and almost absent on pass rush unless the play took longer than ususal to develop. He is too small to stop the run but is probably one of the best at covering the pass. I think he will have a decent NFL career so long as he stays healthy.

Go UTES!!

Idahotransplant
West Jordan, UT

Whether Van Noy goes in the first Round or what ever round, it does not matter. What does matter is getting the opportunity to fulfill a dream and his performance in training camp with what ever team drafts or invites him.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@wookie

Almost everything you posted there is facutally incorrect, even the stuff that is just your opinion was incorrect. Van Noy has very good size, he isn't "to small" at all. He is both tall and large (240+#'s) He was also double teamed constantly last year and game planned to stop by opposing offenses. You couldn't possibly have seen what you claimed to have seen on film because he almost never got to go one on one with any blocker let alone a tackle.

Posting just for the sake of posting usually isn't a good idea.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Duckhunter,

You byu fans said he'd be a top 10 pick after he decided to come back this year. And here is a fun stat about byu alum in the NFL. Utah alum in the nfl scored as many TD's on defense as byu alum did playing offense in the nfl last year.

Go UTES!!

Onward and Upward

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

You byu fans dont understand he isn't from a prestegous power school like us so he won't go onward and forward in the 1st draft but he would have gone upward if he was like our school who goes to bowl games.

SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

"You byu fans said he'd be a top 10 pick after he decided to come back this year . . "

Christopher, I'd be interested to know how many BYU fans actually thought they could peg KVN's draft spot with any accuracy after his junior year . . or can even do so now. I'd wager the vast majority thought coming back for his senior year was risky and would acknowledge the modest dip in production probably hurt him - slightly - in the way he's viewed now.

So, I guess, way to drop the hammer on the relative few who just throw stuff out there because of wishful thinking. Congratulations?

Wookie
Omaha, NE

Duckhunter,

I watched Van Noy during several games this year. It appears that the professional scouts from NFL dot com watched him as well and agree with my assessment on his strength. Might want to do some research on him and those who make a living in assessing potential talent.

Go UTES!!

BlackDiamond
Provo, UT

@Chri B and the KC game against the colts reminded me of Utes vs ASU. When will the Utes have an MVP in the NFL?

Wookie
Omaha, NE

Duckhunter,

Keep in mind, I never said he wasn't worthy of being drafted, I merely stated that he lacks the strength needed to jump off the page. Mark my words though, against NFL tackles, he will struggle on the pass rush. Also, he backs away from tackling a runner out of the backfield. He will be a situational pass rusher at best which is not a bad living or a knock against him. If it is easier for you to comprehend what I am saying, he is not a Lawrence Taylor.

Go UTES!!

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

It's too bad that a ute fan can't be happy for a young man that will have a successful career. is your hatred that strong?

Jeff29
Draper, UT

Mel Kiper vs. Wookie.

Hmmm, now whose opinion should I trust more??? This is a tough one, hmmm.

Oh wait! I know, I'll ask Chris B. He will certainly know the answer. Then I can Mark It Down, or Mark His Words, or whatever. Regardless, I'm definitely going to be marking something...

ekute
Layton, UT

Wookie makes a good point.

byu is a big school that plays a lot of inferior competition, as a result they're teams and athletes are always over hyped and over rated...and always get exposed vs the good teams.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Ekute:
"byu is a big school that plays a lot of inferior competition, as a result they're teams and athletes are always over hyped and over rated...and always get exposed vs the good teams."

As opposed to getting exposed on a weekly basis in a conference U don't belong in?

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Ekute:
"byu is a big school that plays a lot of inferior competition, as a result they're teams and athletes are always over hyped and over rated...and always get exposed vs the good teams."

Sagarin ranks BYU's SOS last season at 38th, granted that is lower than it was ranked at the beginning of the season, but 38th cannot include "a lot of inferior competition".

Every team wisely schedules a game or two of lower strength teams every season just as the Utes this coming season open against Idaho State. Nice for the Utes to build some confidence in that season opener!

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Ekute,
Are you speaking of teams like Texas and Oklahoma? I guess they showed us by losing to BYU on national TV.
The only good thing about being u is that when you lose no one is watching since the u does not play on national TV like BYU does.

GK Willington
Salt Lake City, UT

I've seen some micks w/ Van Noy going to the Saints toward the end of Rd 1 or as late as Detroit in the 2nd.

If Houston takes a QB 1st over all then there is a decent chance KVN will go to the Texans with pick 33.

Mister J
Salt Lake City, UT

to Wookie & Duckhunter

I wasn't impressed with Van Noy's cover skills & think he'll get stonewalled by alot of Left Tackle's in the NFL.

That said, he is a 3-4 OLB whose job primary job will be to the QB which he'll do quite well at. Baltimore, Houston, putzburgh, NOLA, or even San Diego would be ideal landing spots.

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