Dec 20, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy (3) scores on an interception return against San Diego State Aztecs in the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. BYU defeated San Diego State 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports
BYU LB Kyle Van Noy really wants to be a San Diego Chargers player. If teams in the NFL were able to recruit players, we would have a commitment for Van Noy already, but this isn’t college football. Here is what Van Noy said on the Darren Smith show last week:
“I’m going to be real with you, it would be like the ideal place for me,” Van Noy said, when Smith asked about the possibility of coming to San Diego. “I’ve been a Chargers’ fan for a while. There’s beautiful weather, and I’ve got family there as well. So San Diego would be my No. 1 spot, even though being in this draft you’re not supposed to have favorites.” – ESPN.com
The Chargers are a great fit for the outside linebacker and he would be a solid piece to this defense for years to come. Is Van Noy hoping that he would be drafted by the Chargers in the first round? Will Van Noy be available for the Chargers in the 2nd round of the draft?
If the Chargers want Van Noy to be part of the roster, they would have a long while to wait till the 2nd round selection comes around. The Chargers might have to make a trade up in the round in order to get him, just like they did in order to get Manti Te’o.
Van Noy is a player that I can see Tom Telesco falling in love with. He has great work ethic and has produced in the college game. He is smart and instinctive. He knows where the football is going to be and has shown that he can get after the quarterback.
With the current group of outside linebackers, Van Noy would be competition to get the majority of the playing time on the outside and he would he would get to pick the brains of the vets on the roster. He would be a solid player on the Chargers roster.