@wookie - "Well, awesomeness happened for the BYU Cougars’
All-America linebacker on Friday night, as Detroit selected Kyle Van Noy in the
second round, trading up to get one of the best defenders in school history with
the 40th overall pick.The Lions, who picked Ansah fifth overall last
year, need defensive help beyond their stellar defensive line and will count on
Van Noy to play immediately, new coach Jim Caldwell told reporters Friday
night."We know he’s going to contribute right away,"
Caldwell said."And what else do you know, wookie??
Challenge:I knew Pat Tillman very well and know Kyle well too. Kyle
and Pat have similar characteristics. It's not a pedestal. Let's let
life play out. Reserve your comments unless you know the individuals.Only respect to both guys.
Cougar 4 Life:Although I am a huge BYU fan and think very highly of
KVN, he is NOT like Pat Tillman. Mr. Tillman gave up a very lucrative and
productive NFL career to serve this country, and paid the ultimate price in
doing so. Kyle has high character, but has not, and will most likely not ever
willingly make that kind of sacrifice. One of the only other individuals that
comes to my mind that could even come close in comparison is Glenn Coffee,
former running back for Alabama who played one season for the 49ers before
giving it all up to serve God and his country.I know you didn't
mean anything negative with your comment, but we as a society need to re-assess
priorities, and stop putting athletes on the highest pedestals.
Patriot,we will find out tonight where he goes no doubt. As for playing in the
league, he has already been called out by many NFL experts as weak on the run,
but what do they know. They also all agree he needs more size and strength, but
what do they know. The dnews failed to include the entire section of one report
where this informaiton was readily available. It is more than a monumental
stretch to compare Kyle to LT, almost laughable, but maybe you are the expert
here? I never said Kyle wouldn't be in the NFL, my draft selection is
different than others but it is because of what I personally believe will be his
abilities in the NFL. He is soft, lacks size and strenght, and in the NFL both
will leave you on the outside looking in. Go UTES!
:re Wookie4th to 6th round huh? There isn't one NFL analyst or
scout that has him lower than the 2nd round and some have him late 1st
round...but what do they know right? As far as soft - that is a joke...you have
no idea what your talking about. Don't confuse speed and athletism with
being soft. If your too bulky as an outside LB You may stop the run but get
burned with the swing passes and covering running backs out of the backfield in
general.By the way which U defender is being projected to go in the first two
rounds? Any??? The U has no one even close to Kyle. Recall that Lawernce Taylor
was never known as a great run stopper - just a hall of fame out side LB with
his speed and athletisim.
Kyle is just a heck of an athlete pure and simple. He does everything well
because he is so athletic - fast, agile, strong, smart. I will say the one thing
that may have to bulk about maybe 8 to 10 lbs for is stopping the run. The NFL
is big - stong and fast at the running back position.
He is soft. I'll eat humble pie if he proves me wrong. He avoids the run
and against decent tackles struggles. He also takes plays off. He is great if
the play breaks down and amazing at covering the pass and blitzing. He will
make it in the NFL, but not as a starter, purely situational. I predict 4th to
6th round. Good Luck Kyle.Go UTES!
Van Noy is the real deal. A truly gifted athlete that will perform well at the
highest levels of competitive football. I don't see how even the most avid
of BYU sports online critics could disagree with this nearly unanimous
assessment by serious football followers. It will be fun and
entertaining to follow his NFL career wherever that ends up being.
The phrase for Van Noy is nearly unanimous. All objective college and NFL
football pundits seem to agree about his versatile and highly developed
abilities. However, since he's from BYU, we pretty much know how Chris B
and his fellow Ute minions feel about him, since based on their ongoing comments
of many years, nothing good has ever come from BYU. Honestly Chris,
I'd really enjoy reading your assessment of Van Noy and your prediction of
how his NFL career will go.
Kyle is a rare individual....a Pat Tillman kind if guy! He's an
outstanding football player and will do things " his way". He has a
tremendous sense of kindness. One of my favorite conversations with him ended
with him saying...."all I want to be known as is a good guy". Best of
luck today, KVN. You will be missed!!!!