Oct 25, 2013; Provo, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy (3) attempts to rush around the block of Boise State Broncos offensive linesman Travis Averill (73) during the second half at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Brigham Young won 37-20. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Show Interest in Kyle Van Noy


The San Diego Chargers definitely have interest in BYU LB Kyle Van Noy. Van Noy hasn’t been getting a lot of hype during the draft talks and has been slipping to the 2nd and possibly 3rd round in a lot of mock drafts. Van Noy is a productive linebacker though and could help the Chargers in their linebacking department. It is not the Chargers biggest need going into the draft, but it is something that the team may want to address.

The Chargers have a couple of veterans playing opposite of Melvin Ingram at the outside linebacker spot. Jarret Johnson and Dwight Freeney are going to be the main guys at outside linebacker for the Chargers in the coming season, unless the team brings in someone like Van Noy. Freeney and Johnson may not be on the roster that much longer and there will be a long-term solution for the position needed.

During the BYU Pro Day, the Chargers scouts were out viewing Kyle Van Noy and the team has already met with Van Noy. He is a player that is high on the Chargers list. He is versatile and athletic and can give the team some depth at the position and can also get after the quarterback.

Having Van Noy on the roster would give the team a solid group of linebackers and John Pagano would have some talent to work with. The team still is desperate for some help in the secondary, but that will likely get addressed in the first round of the draft. If Van Noy is available in the 2nd round, he would be a nice option for the Chargers to select.

 

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  • Rob Base

    Hope it happens! Think he’s a good fit for the Bolts.

  • 619chargers4life

    I think he so underrated coming out of BYU . All he did every game was make plays . This is the one pass rusher in this draft I really want to see us pick up. I’ve been saying it from day one .

  • Diegoblue

    2nd rd I wouldn’t be mad at all

  • serg21

    Imagine getting verrett in the first van noy in the 2nd damm

    • Joel Ayala

      Loving it!!

  • Edward Sherman

    dont think he will fall that far in second

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i dont think so either, but i did see someone just gave him a 3rd round grade

      • Gunnar Martin

        That someone is DUMB!

  • Sergio Quintero

    Telesco already traded up in the second in his only draft, seems like if he’s there at pick 57 he very likely will be their pick. Lets remember its more than likely the last season for Freeney and Johnson on this roster.

    2012 numbers are awesome: 53 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, 2 Ints

    His numbers in 2013 dropped, by getting more attention from opposing teams and being dropped more into coverage: 67 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 2 Ints.

    • Julien Bélair

      In the second round it would be a no brainer. Lets cross our fingers

    • Nate Lew

      Maybe I should peep his 2012 plays before saying he’s not a “pure pass rusher” woops.

      • powderBLUE801

        He is crazy good. I live in Utah and over here we here everything about BYU and UTAH obviously. But this guy has been top notch for years. I would love the pick.

        • Gunnar Martin

          So the question is… are you a Cougar or a Ute? … or both… or neither (like me)… o_O

          • powderBLUE801

            I’m a UTE fan to the core.

          • powderBLUE801

            But I love when I see Byu or utah players going to the NFL especially the bolts!
            #weddle

          • Gunnar Martin

            Weddle and Van Noy on the same team would be pretty darn beastly, that’s for sure.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      thought this same thing

  • Nate Lew

    Honestly I like the player but I’m not drooling to take him. If he falls to our 2nd that’s fine but with Melvin, Dwight & JJ not sure how he sees the field enough this season. Great depth and probable starter in 2015 I just think he’s too similar to Melvin in that he’s a jack of all trades kind of player instead of pure pass rusher which is what I’d like us to draft.

  • Nick Lee

    I am an avid BYU fan because I am still a student there. I have followed BYU football for many years. Kyle Van Noy is the real deal. He wont “wow” you with his 40 time, bench press or agility, but the dude has instincts. In his 4 years at BYU, he was always around the football. We loved him for his playmaking, he had 2 TDs in a bowl game, a pick 6 and sack. He can get his sacks and TFLs, but you want him for his instincts. Much like Eric Weddle. Love this pick.

    • Sergio Quintero

      I remember watching the bowl game against SDSU, he clearly was the best player on the field, the guy could do everything, rush passed OT’s, cover RB’s & TE’s, I was impressed.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Go Utah!

      Just kidding, I’m not on either side of the Holy War like most Utahns. I’m alright with BYU. I’d like it a lot more if we got Van Noy though. I saw him play all the time too, and I agree, he’s a baller.

  • Eli Rodriguez

    YES YES YES!!! Even with all of the holes on the defense he is my favorite player. I would be ecstatic if we drafted him. If we have to take him in the first do it. I really wouldn’t want to but I think he’s that good.

    • Sergio Quintero

      If they traded down, he would be perfect, have a feeling he will be picked at around picks 40-50.

      • Eli Rodriguez

        Yeah I think we should try to trade down. I would love to get Van Noy.

  • esco charger

    I said that I wanted to draft him in the second round and save the money by releasing freeney he can back up JJ and use the money for wilfork. I think we should move down in the draft with the forty niners get there first and one of their two.second round picks we can get nix at 30 if he falls van noy and with our second pick get roby,dessir,mcgill or best cb available and get a wr with our third ????

    • Sergio Quintero

      You don’t get an extra 2nd rounder for dropping 5 spots, a 3rd yeah, you would have to sweeten the deal for the 49ers, send the chargers 3rd and then get 49ers 2nd.

      • esco charger

        Its a late second might as well be a thrid but thats not bad two second rounders is two good starters if we draft well and maybe a team wants to.jump Cleveland right before they draft a QB if they dont get one early ??

        • Sergio Quintero

          According to the standard trade chart, pick 25 is worth 720 points, pick 30 is worth 620 points the 49ers late 2nd is worth 282 points, the balance point is 100 points meaning its worth a high 4th round pick, lets say the 49ers are feeling generous and trade you their late 3rd its still worth 126 points, 26 in favor of the chargers.

          I know it sounds nerdy, but smart teams tend to follow it pretty close to the letter.

          For more detail:
          http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/draft/draft-trade-chart/

          • esco charger

            Well hopefully we do something good with our picks we are gona need a lot of help on the defensive side of the ball thanks for the details Sergio

          • esco charger

            Sergio what do u think about trading our first round pick to the forty niners for two second round picks and their forth ???? Niners have I think an early second as well I think top 4 or 5 and they pick right in front of us in the second as well more players more holes to fill.even use them to.trade up

          • Sergio Quintero

            The 2 2nd rounder yes, you wont get the 4th rounder, at the 2nd rounders you already have points in favor in trade chart (620 vs. (340+292) = 12 points in favor of chargers)

            Yes I would make the trade if the chargers sign a veteran that can start, if not I’d probably say no, we have seen the Marshall/Wright movie both gave up over 100 pass ratings, they need an upgrade for today at that position.

          • esco charger

            I know I seen it as well im just as sick about it as any other bolts fans is but the draft is deep and the early second can still be a top notch corner and van noy and even another CB or even a WR two seconds for a first I hope TT thinks about this more talent on a bad defense

          • Sergio Quintero

            I’m frustrated with you, I wanted an above average NT & starting level corner from free agency, you can do a lot of things without being all “we have to draft this need”, but in terms of starters from free agency they only thing you will hear is the sounds of crickets.

          • esco charger

            Yeah we aren’t gona get starters in free agency thats why im talking draft and starters because the only person we will.get in free agancy that might be a starter is Terrance Cody or wilfork but we will still add depth on the D line either way

      • Derek

        Maybe we could give em Taylor…..

        • Sergio Quintero

          Taylor has no value until he can stay on the field, same goes for Mouton & English.

          • Derek

            Just talk Jim’s ego up “look what you did with Alex, Andrew” you can make him a star” lol

          • Sergio Quintero

            LMAO hahahahaha, They do have an ego, they traded for Blaine Gabbert, I don’t know if they will continue to be stupid for the chargers hospital threesome.

    • Derek

      Genius!!

  • Eli Rodriguez

    Just read an article the Van Not said he’d love to play for the San Diego Chargers. It’s a match made in heaven.

    • Gunnar Martin

      I want to read this too! Where’d you find it?

      • 619chargers4life

        did you find the article ?

      • Eli Rodriguez

        http://m.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile3/57683841-219/noy-van-byu-nfl.html.csp
        This was the article. It’s towards the end but the article is pretty good.

        • Gunnar Martin

          Thanks bro

          • Eli Rodriguez

            No problem bro. I really hope we get him.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          Interesting… That sounds article worthy. Might have to post about that

          • Eli Rodriguez

            Yeah I was looking him up and saw that. I thought It was awesome. At least the front office knows he’s interested in being a Charger.

          • Gunnar Martin

            Do it Ernie! In the offseason, that’s totally newsworthy.

      • Eli Rodriguez
  • serg21

    And if we did get verrett in the 1st I wouldn’t mind trading up for Kyle van not in the 2nd

  • Gunnar Martin

    I don’t know why his stock is slipping. If anything, it should be rising like crazy. I would be smiling ear to ear if we got him in the first round, let alone the second.