Senior Bowl Watch: BYU LB Kyle Van Noy

Oct 4, 2013; Logan, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy (3) defensive back Skye PoVey (7) defensive back Robertson Daniel (4) and defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna (55) celebrate after Van Noy intercepts the ball and scores a touchdown on Utah State Aggies first play of the game at Romney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers could use some help getting after the quarterback. Melvin Ingram showed how much a pass rusher was missed when he made his return to the field. The defense gained back some life after his return and it started forcing some turnovers. Ingram won’t be able to do it all on his own though. The team will need to add more help getting after the quarterback.

During Senior Bowl practices this week, the Chargers should have their eyes on BYU’s Kyle Van Noy. Van Noy looks like he is perfectly built for the outside linebacker position in a 3-4 defense. He is very versatile and athletic. He is not just a pure pass rusher. He can do a lot of things on the football field. He can cover tight end and running backs out of the backfield and he plays physical football. Sounds like a nice fit.

Van Noy looked like he could slip to the 2nd round, but with some good practices at the Senior Bowl and a good showing at the combine, he will be selected in the first round and could be available when the Chargers go up to the podium. As a Charger, he would compete for a starting job at outside linebacker and would be able to learn a lot from Jarret Johnson and Dwight Freeney.

Topics: NFL Draft, San Diego Chargers

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  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon
  • 619chargers4life

    Freeney ain’t going to last forever , JJ is up there in age as well and both missed significant playing time last season . This in my opinion is a perfect fit . He would get little playing time at first but with injuries work his way into the lineup , he’s a beast . And were always due for injuries lol

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      RIGHT!!!! we can’t seem to stay healthy at outside linebacker.. EVER

  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon
    • 619chargers4life

      Dangit , I wanted him to go under the radar lol

  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon
    • 619chargers4life

      Stop it E , your killing our under the radar pick lol no more tweets lol

  • Sergio Quintero

    The only thing I don’t like is the build, he looks like he weighs 220 lbs with really narrow shoulders, but he just jumps out in the game he plays. If the chargers take him they better put him in the weight room. Seems to be used more as a drop LB this year.

    Seems like a value and need fit for the chargers, with Beasley not declaring the 2 guys who make sense at 25 is Van Noy and Crichton from Oregon St.

  • Rob Base

    That would be fricken sick if our Bolts got him!! He’s a badass mofo!!

  • Sergio Quintero

    Dude is 6’3 244 lbs, good for him not good for the chargers, he might gone before the chargers pick, my apologies, he certainly looks smaller than that. He still needs 10-15 pounds to play in the NFL full time, but my perception that he was too thin, and would easily make it to 25 is gone.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Haha… Dude is going to climb fast

  • jcharge29

    This guy is my favorite OLB prospect in the draft. Plays the position with that special hustle you want to see in a football player. I’d be very happy to see him become a Charger.

  • Gunnar Martin

    That’s my boy, Kyle Van Noy! Woah, that rhymed…

    Great player, great fit for our defense. The problem is that he’ll probably rise quite a bit before the draft, so he may end up out of our range. Cross your fingers!

  • gpack

    i like van noy, but would much rather not spend one of our higher draft picks on an olb. If we have freeney, johnson, ingram, williams all back next year then all it does is let him beat out williams for a 3rd down spot opposite ingram. I wouldnt mind getting an olb later in the draft like rounds 4 or 5 if ronald powell or devon kennard are available, let them battle for a spot with williams not a 1st rounder.

  • Derek

    Van noy is great but he isn’t a need. I only want him as a 2nd round pic and that still makes me groan. Nothing against him but we are crowded at olb so picking a player so high that we don’t have a need for is crazy. I’d rather go cb bpa at dt or interior lineman (preferably a guard/center) wr, and bpa after that

  • Julien Bélair

    I seriously don’t see what people see in him. But what do I know I also see anthony barr as a mediocre player

  • Daryl Peek

    Jason Taylor. That’s what I see in Van Noy. Taylor didn’t blow you out of the water with his game either but he sure racked up a ton of sacks.

  • OldSchoolBYU

    Another intangible… he will gel with Manti/Weddle off the field. Weddle + Two LDS kids; will look out for each other and keep each other out of questionable situations that could get themselves in trouble.

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