BYU football notebook: Junior linebacker Kyle Van Noy faces big decision about NFL Draft

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  • Proud Ute ,
    Dec. 16, 2012 10:11 a.m.

    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.

  • Mash76 Provo, UT
    Dec. 16, 2012 9:04 a.m.

    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.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Dec. 15, 2012 12:13 p.m.

    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.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Dec. 15, 2012 10:49 a.m.

    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.

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Dec. 15, 2012 10:06 a.m.

    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.

  • sls Columbia, MO
    Dec. 15, 2012 9:32 a.m.

    Manti Te'o could have declared for the draft a year ago. He made the right decision.

  • dumprake Washington, UT
    Dec. 15, 2012 12:33 a.m.

    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.

  • Bleed Crimson Sandy, Utah
    Dec. 14, 2012 10:01 p.m.

    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 Noy!

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Dec. 14, 2012 9:51 p.m.

    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.