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BYU junior considers jump to NFL


08:18 AM ET 11.08 | Is he ready? [Junior] outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy might opt to forego his senior season enter April's NFL Draft. "I haven't decided that yet," Van Noy said. "That will be something that I will have a discussion with my parents about after the final game." The Lombardi and Nagurski Trophy candidate and midseason All-America Second Team honoree said he can't help but think about turning pro because he is asked about it every day. "You do look at your options and what is best for you and what is best for your family," Van Noy said. "I want to do what is best for the team, too. I just want to help out any way I can with this team right now, and then focus on myself after the season."

The Salt Lake Tribune

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November 8, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Maybe he can graduate early and go play QB for Wisconsin next year?

November 8, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Maybe he can graduate early and go play QB for Wisconsin next year?

So I thought you could only focus on yourself at BYU...or do they kick you off the team for that too?

November 8, 2012  09:16 AM ET

Has he gotten his mission out of the way?

November 8, 2012  09:26 AM ET

Honestly, the kid is a badass. He is rangy, a hard hitter, and a sure tackler... he can also cover pretty well. He could easily find a spot on an NFL team. Though, one more stand out year could probably put him into the 1st or 2nd round.

November 8, 2012  09:27 AM ET

Has he gotten his mission out of the way?

I would think he has if he is a junior. I thought they had them do that between soph and jr years???

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November 8, 2012  03:58 PM ET

He is this good! The kid is very athletic, however another year in College will help him develop the physicality against the run better. Here is an interesting fact from an AP article written by Lynn DeBruin yesterday, "Last year, Van Noy became the only FBS player to record a statistic in every major defensive category: tackle, tackle for loss, sack, interception, pass breakup, quarterback hurry, forced fumble, fumble recovery, blocked kick and touchdown. This year, with three regular-season games remaining and then a likely trip to the Poinsettia Bowl, Van Noy needs only a fumble recovery to complete the cycle again for BYU (5-4)."

November 8, 2012  04:00 PM ET

With the awards he has won he must show something on the field. This day and age I would opt to get my degree as he may need it in the future. Grant it jobs are not plentiful and will not be for the next 4 years due to the result of the presidential election.
With the right physical tools he may be better off going pro and finishing his education in off season.
Why all the concern his going pro? Season is not over.

November 8, 2012  08:07 PM ET

In terms of a mission, he chose not to go on one.

In terms of his playing, he's quick and a great open-field tackler. Ziggy Ansah has gotten all the NFL first-round buzz on that team, but Van Noy is the better player at this point.

November 8, 2012  11:45 PM ET

dont know.. never heard of him until today

That is a very good clue as to what he should do, lol.


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