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San Diego Chargers Meets With BYU LB Kyle Van Noy At Senior Bowl Practice

Oct 4, 2013; Logan, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy (3) watches Utah State Aggies quarterback Craig Harrison (12) during the second half at Romney Stadium. BYU won 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers scouts are getting around during the Senior Bowl practices. It is a great time for teams to interview some of the players and to see them in action against some good competition. We mentioned BYU LB Kyle Van Noy as a player to watch for during the Senior Bowl earlier in the week and the Chargers scouts met with him yesterday, per Walter Football.

Van Noy measures in at 6-foot-3, 244 pounds. He is an athletic and versatile linebacker and is projected to be drafted between the first and the second round. He has been one of the top linebackers during the Senior Bowl practices and has been standing out. Here are some of the remarks from practice:

 

 

If the Chargers were to select Van Noy, he would compete for the starting job at outside linebacker. We would have a young group of hungry linebackers for a while. Van Noy would join Manti Te’o, Donald Butler and Melvin Ingram on that 3-4 defense. It would be fun to watch that group grow together.

Topics: NFL Draft, San Diego Chargers, Senior Bowl

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  • Rob Base

    Nice! I think he’d be a great fit for the Bolts. Been talking about this dude for awhile now. Not getting my hopes up though. It’s would be sick though!

  • Julien Bélair

    I don’t see much on tape when I watch hin play. He misses a lot of talckes and he is not very physical. I see him as a third down pass rush specialist. I am not high on him.

    • 619chargers4life

      You should watch his bowl game against the Aztecs . He killed it . In my opinion .

      • Rob Base

        For sure he killed it!

      • Julien Bélair

        Ill go watch that

    • Rob Base

      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y2tL4xUZP_8
      Here bro check this out. I hope the link works.

      • Julien Bélair

        nice highlights there is some very nice plays in there. He may rise after the combine where he will probably stood out

        • tbell11

          Holy crap he’s fast lol and having Dwight Freeney mentor him OMG. He’s so fast whats his 40 lol

          • Julien Bélair

            I think he possesses more explosiveness then straight line speed so you may be surprise with his time. We will see.

          • Gunnar Martin

            Hopefully his 40 isn’t too good. We want him there when we pick in the first lol

      • Gunnar Martin

        Gosh. The more I watch him, the more I think he’ll be a force to be dealt with at the next level.

        • Rob Base

          For sure dude is a badass!

    • Dave

      I live in Utah and so I was able to see him play a lot this year. Not being a homer and watching as an unbiased observer, he is a monster!! I completely understand what you said about missing tackles and lack of physicality but what a lot of people outside the state don’t know is that he was playing hurt basically all last year. He had some injuries that he should’ve been sidelined for but he loves football too much and refused to sit out. If you wanna see him at his full ability, watch his junior tape. He is insane! Always always around the football or in the backfield or forcing turnovers. I know it’s hard to compare players but he really does remind me of Jason Taylor. I honestly don’t see that big of a difference between him and Anthony Barr from UCLA. I’m a die hard Bolts fan and would be EXTATIC to see him on the other side of Ingram!!

      • Julien Bélair

        Do we really want another injury prone player though

      • Gunnar Martin

        Same here bro. Not a Cougars fan, but I see them quite a bit since I live in the territory. He is a beast. Period.

  • Derek

    I only see us getting him if he falls to 2nd rd simmilar to teo. Honnestly I see us having a better shot at Barr. Depends on if teams are going for potential or pro ready pics. Id be happy with either, after a cb is picked. That’s our biggest need nt can be found in the 3rd with good scouts or fa. We already have keiser, freeny and Ingram tourek should develop by next season along with walker. In the latter rounds we should find 3-4 de’s

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      barr seems to be slipping a bit of late… but dont think he will fall that far down to us. i would love it though

      • Derek

        I dono he spent 2/3 of his career on offense. He looks like a 1 yr investment minimum like bijorn Werner or ziggy ansah

    • boltingindiego

      with our cap space situation don’t be surprised if we cut freeney.

      • Tyreece Kaete Sr.

        That would be pretty stupid to cut Freeney, because Ingram played Hungry Freeney always play hungry

        • boltingindiego

          freeney isn’t what he used to be and in 4 games last year he had a total of 2 tackles and .5 sacks. with those stats he’s not worth the 5 mil cap hit

      • Derek

        Nah look online Tt has talked of the future with freeny in it. Tt loves that guy.

        • boltingindiego

          unless he restructures other contracts and make some other cuts i wouldn’t be surprised if freeney is cut to resign butler and get some fa pieces.

          • Derek

            Butler has little leverage, he has been inconsistent and injured besides that 1 spectacular yr. the only thing in his favor is not many MLBs available. I don’t see us getting more than 2 ppl in fa unless it’s a depth. I think once he secures our core it’s all draft. Royal will restructure or get cut.

    • Rob Base

      I think Barr will be gone. Van Noy is a player I could see Telesco going after cause he’s a more versatile linebacker he can play OLB and ILB.

    • Jt

      What about jarret johnson?

      • Derek

        Jj is getting old this contract he is on will prob be his last. Melvin tourek or the next olb we draft should be gearing up to replace him

  • Aaron Johnson

    I think he will go earlier than we would select him at. That being said, he looked good in college, is passing the intelligence tests and therefore… id be happy with it. I still think CB or SS in the first but LB depth is great. My question is, can he play inside, outside and DE? If he can, I think its a great pick in the 1st if he’s there.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i think he has the ability to play all 3. DE would be on a 4-3 defense though and not in our 3-4 base.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      I think we should go SS in the first, too (but I have been saying that for years). People have no idea how much better this defense would be if Weddle could be Weddle, and not be constantly trying to make up for the shortcomings of the guys next to him, who are barely average players… like Gregory, Lynch, Bigby, Gilchrist, Stucky, and Addae. Not that some of those guys aren’t doing the best they can, or haven’t had good performances. But, we need an ABOVE average.. dare I say “elite”.. strong safety back there for Weddle’s talents to truly be utilized. However, because he is so good, everyone seems to think it can just keep getting put on the back burner. When was the last time we had an elite Strong Safety… Harrison.. and it was awesome.

      • Dave

        There have been many times that I have thought that same thing but the more I watched Addae last year, the more I think he could be that guy. He was only a rookie and has so much potential that he should get better and better with coaching.

      • Marcel West-Bailey

        That’s a fair point but that’s not how you build a defense. You start at the line and work you way back. You control the LOS and you control the game. We need a NT or a DE that can put serious pressure on the opposing QB, something we haven’t consistently had all year.

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          Totally agree. But we should sign a nose in free agency, and draft a strong safety in the first. Not loving the NT’s in the draft this season. A nose that commands double teams will let our DE’s play to their strengths (as long as Pagano doesn’t keep forcing Reyes to defend the run, which he is AWFUL at). We already have MLB’s, so the next step, based on your front to back theory, would be strong safety. Don’t you agree?

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            100%. I only have a reservation about the corners. The secondary, especially Cox, under performed last year, obviously, and Telesco has made it clear he still believes in him and he’s going to have another shot at it. However I don’t think that talent is the reason why the secondary didn’t play well. I think it’s lack of preparation and not paying enough attention. I watch, like most fans, every Chargers game but what I also have is a friend who plays for Auburn’s secondary and he tells me mistakes that the DB’s are making. He says it’s ALL mental. All of it. Which makes me think the DB coach needs to start having his players prepare better. I say all that to say Eric Weddle can’t be the “Polamalu” type player, running around and jumping over the LOS, he really is if he can’t rely on the DB’s to handle the receivers. And I don’t think he’d trust a rookie all that much until he’s seen enough and you can’t experiment that much in the NFL since the games mean a little more than baseball and basketball. I really think Addae and Gilchrist have potential. So I say all that to say (Stick with me, It’s a bit long winded) that a corner would be the best bet in the first round. As long as one of the best 3 corners, I think they’re Dennard, Verrett and Gilbert, are available we should take one. Those 3 are NFL ready and I think no matter what team they go to they’ll make an impact, if used properly. I also, like you, think Pagano was using some of the guys at the line a little wrong but we can save that for later. So if we get any of those we can put him beside either Cox or Wright (whoever plays better in training camp and the preseason) and see how it works. Then in the second round we could sign a OLB or DE to get some pressure on the opposing QB and sign a NT in FA. Or draft Will Sutton and sign a OLB or DE. Regardless of how he’s obtained a pass rush is a necessity.

    • Dave

      He can play any but with his length, I really think 3-4 OLB is his best fit. He is very similar to Jason Taylor I believe.

  • Gunnar Martin

    Sign him up! I’m a fan.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Is he Mormon too? Lol…

      • Gunnar Martin

        Hahahaha no I don’t think he is. You know who is though? Xavier Su’a-Filo, the guard from UCLA ;)

        UPDATE: Oh my gosh he is LDS. This man-crush has been taken to a whole new level… lol

        • Johnny Dahlin Peterson

          He is mormon

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