No local players selected in 1st round of NFL draft

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  • Alacrity Richfield, UT
    May 9, 2014 3:47 p.m.

    @ Bleed Crimson:

    Your opinion about Van Noy hurting himself by not opting for the draft last year isn't shared by some knowledgeable NFL people. A quote from a recent article in the DN had this to say... word for word:

    "NFL Network's Mike Mayock said Van Noy's decision to stay for his senior season at BYU, instead of leaving after his unforgettable performance in the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl, helped the linebacker. "He became known as one of the best all-around linebackers in college football. There's been a buzz about him the last month or six weeks. The buzz has been he does everything well."

    It's understandable why most BYU fans would put more stock in the opinion of an NFL insider like Mike Maycock than that of a known Ute fan who seldom if ever says anything positive about BYU or its players. Most of us feel Van Noy did make the right decision by staying and maturing his game for another year. He'll very soon reap the benefits from it.

  • Alacrity Richfield, UT
    May 9, 2014 3:32 p.m.

    @ Where is Hadley:

    Which specific BYU fans (and when was it) said that Van Noy would be going in the first round of the NFL draft? I read the articles all year and don't recall reading any comments like that. It's possible an individual fan might've felt that way. But you are making it sound like it was something the entire fan base in general said.

    As such, I'm relatively certain you're making things up just to stir up more controversy between the fans of the BYU and Utah. Seems like kind of a juvenile thing to do.

  • Ifel Of'a-sofa Alpine, Utah
    May 9, 2014 12:24 p.m.

    I was surprised Su'a-Filo did not go to Denver or Seattle @ 31 or 32.
    I expect he will go early in round 2... maybe even to Seattle @ 40?

    Good luck Xavier!

  • Kaladin Greeley, CO
    May 9, 2014 11:46 a.m.

    The draft is about needs - I would rather KVN go to a good team than a dumpster fire like Jax

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    May 9, 2014 10:54 a.m.

    Bleed Crimson

    A 2nd round draft pick is still a high draft pick.


    Not worthy of using the Hadley name

    It's laughable that you're mocking BYU, when no Utah players have been drafted.

  • Tajemnica West Valley, Utah
    May 9, 2014 10:40 a.m.

    High draft pick usually equals crappy team. Who the heck cares anyway? If you get picked, that's freaking awesome! You get to play in the NFL! What can be better for a football player anyway. Besides, look at the career Tom Brady has had. He was not a high draft pick. I'd love to play in the NFL no matter where I got picked but sadly, my gender basically prohibited me from pursuing that.

  • Bleed Crimson Sandy, Utah
    May 9, 2014 10:17 a.m.

    Kyle Van Noy should have declared for the draft last year while his stock was high. Staying for his senior year at BYU hurt his potential of being a high draft pick.

  • Where is Hadley? Salt Lake, UT
    May 9, 2014 10:09 a.m.

    And after byu fans told us all year that Van Noy was a first round pick, maybe even top 10 pick.

  • Kaladin Greeley, CO
    May 9, 2014 8:14 a.m.

    Broncos insider says Kyle Van Noy is at the top of Denver's board going into day 2.