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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: BYU OLB Kyle Van Noy

04.14.14 at 9:47 am ET
By will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.


Position: Outside linebacker

School: BYU

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 245 pounds

Achievements: 2013, 2012 third-team All-American, 2012, 2012, 2011 first-team All-Independent, 2012 Poinsettia Bowl Defensive MVP

What he brings: Scouts consider Van Noy one of the most pro-ready prospects in the NFL draft. A well-built frame, excellent instincts, consistency and a knack to make plays make Van Noy an exciting prospect and one of the top outside linebacker prospects. There are concerns about Van Noy’€™s average athleticism, and some scouts consider his coverage skills average to below average.

Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 1-2

Notes: Van Noy, who never missed a game at BYU, had a career-high 70 tackles in 2013 but saw his sack numbers dip, recording four sacks in 2013 compared to 13 in 2012. … In his four seasons Van Noy played in four bowl games: the 2010 New Mexico Bowl, the 2011 Armed Forces Bowl, the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl and the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl. BYU went 3-1 in those games, losing the Fight Hunger Bowl. … In 2009 Van Noy was charged with a DUI. He sat out that year for violating BYU’€™s honor code.

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Video: Here are Van Noy’€™s 2013 highlights against Utah State.

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