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
What if the San Diego Chargers threw a wrench in the plans and drafted Kyle Van Noy in the first round? What if they decided to select a linebacker in the first round and then fill the other pieces of the roster in the coming rounds? Would it be that bad to go in that direction?
Kyle Van Noy is a solid player and could get plenty of reps at the linebacker spot opposite of Melvin Ingram. The team could have a solid group of young linebackers that could be making plays for the team for years to come. Kyle Van Noy, Melvin Ingram, Donald Butler and Manti Te’o all could be making big time plays for the Chargers for years and years.
Van Noy MIGHT be available when the Chargers select in the 2nd round, but that is a long time to wait for his talent. There are a number of teams that would want to bring his talents onto their roster, so it could be risky to hope he makes it through to the 2nd round.
If the Chargers are considering Dee Ford with the first round selection, then Van Noy has to be in the conversation. Van Noy would not be as good getting after the quarterback, but he is much more well-rounded and he has produced a ton in college.
With the draft deep with receivers and corners, the Chargers could select another position and fill the holes at receiver and corner in the later rounds. Kyle Van Noy could be the first selection and the Chargers could get the corner in the 2nd and a wide receiver in the 3rd.
So what if the Chargers selected Van Noy in the first round?