Linebacker Kyle Van Noy headlines list of BYU's NFL draft prospects

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  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    May 8, 2014 3:56 p.m.

    Best wishes, KVN, you've earned it.

  • Yankees24 SLC, UT
    May 8, 2014 2:08 p.m.

    I continue to be amazed at some comments made by Utah fans. When will you get over your conference invite? It was a great opportunity for the U but they haven't done anything in any sport since then. Being a member of a prestigious conference only matters if you have the talent to compete and take advantage of that membership which they have not.

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    May 8, 2014 12:59 p.m.

    IRS Agent.

    Good point, maybe I should apply and see how my prediction turns out. Go watch game film against decent teams and decent tackles and you'll see what I am talking about. He looked amazing against mediocre or average teams and disappeared against elite and good teams. This is the problem with BYUs scheduling, their athletes will not be tested game in and game out like teams that play in the power conferences are subjected to weekly.

    Go UTES!

    May 7, 2014 8:04 p.m.

    I have never made a negative post about KVN. He was a great college player with a lot of talent. Suspect he will go in 2nd to 4th round and get some playing time in the pros. Not sure if his skill set will translate to the NFL level but no question he has the 'heart' to be a regular NFL player

  • IRS Agent PROVO, UT
    May 7, 2014 6:03 p.m.


    It is uncanny that every one of the professionals that scout NFL talent for a living missed all of the observations that you have made. How is it that you are stuck making comments on this message board, and have not been offered a position by an NFL team to head up their scouting department. Unless of course you don't really know what you're talking about, and are just making stuff up to make you and the fans from the hill feel better. I wonder who is wrong - you, or all of the real NFL scouts? Boy, I just can't decide.

  • Big 12 Call Yet? Ogden, UT
    May 7, 2014 4:27 p.m.


    The Big 12 called? Oh that's right, they did call. And after getting to know byu a little better they decided they would rather invite TCU and then remain at 10 teams and call themselves the big 12 because there aren't any teams worthy of becoming #11 and #12

    You're right though, they did call.

    As you choosing independence over them?


    Holmoe has made it clear many times: there was NEVER a big 12 invitation.

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    May 7, 2014 3:37 p.m.

    Kyle Van Noy will be in the NFL but he will not be a starter, at least for very long. He is a situational player and I doubt he will be picked higher than the 3rd round. He is soft on the run and is not the pass rusher he is made out to be, especially against a decent tackle. He did most of his damage on plays where it was either broken or he was stunting. One on one against the run or pass he is not that great. Can he get better? Yes, of course as he is a good athlete. I'd take Trevor over KVN any day of the week.

    Go UTES!

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    May 7, 2014 1:00 p.m.

    Van Noy will be a terrific and long term pro. Great to see him find success. As for Big 12 call yet? Yes they did, we chose the freedom of independence and ESPN over them. Broken even in the PAC 12 yet?

  • the world Woods Cross, UT
    May 7, 2014 12:30 p.m.

    Nice to see Utah fans' obsession with BYU is still as vibrant as ever. Please keep commenting, Utes.

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    May 7, 2014 11:39 a.m.

    Lew Scannon,

    Here is my fantasy: Utah goes on multiple quests, beats an SEC powerhouse in a bowl game, earns a prestigious conference invite, and wins the Rose bowl after winning the pac 12 title. Meanwhile, byu is not invited to any power conference and the power conferences separate themselves even more from the rest of college football essentially forming a new division I with everyone else being division II.

    Don't blink - much of it has already happened and the rest will within a few more years

  • Levin Reno, NV
    May 7, 2014 11:30 a.m.

    By my calcs, KVN had 4.7 tackles per game during his BYU career, and 6.25 per game against Utah (including the 54-10 game where he had none). Last year his highest tackle numbers came against Texas (8), Utah (10), Wisconsin (8), and Washington (7). Also, he outscored both offenses in the 2011 Poinsettia Bowl. Yup, didn't show up for the big games.

  • John Grier San Diego, CA
    May 7, 2014 10:16 a.m.

    I am hoping that he comes here to help the San Diego Chargers.

  • Lew Scannon Provo, UT
    May 7, 2014 10:08 a.m.

    Big 12:

    Here's my fantasy. I'd like to give you that ball at the 20 yard line, put Van Noy at the goal line, and let him try to catch you before you scored at the other end. Bet you'd do a personal best in the 40, if you got that far.

  • Big 12 Call Yet? Ogden, UT
    May 7, 2014 9:04 a.m.

    KVN was a good player who racked up some nice stats, but they were against mostly WAC competition. Additionally, he didn't show up for the big games. He went 0-4 in what he termed his "Super Bowl"

  • Truebluecoug Park City, UT
    May 7, 2014 6:04 a.m.

    Keeping fingers crossed for you KVN. Tomorrow will be a well-deserving big day for you!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    May 6, 2014 8:38 p.m.

    We love you KVN and wish you the very best! We will be watching and waiting.

    Go Cougars!