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
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.