TSV Scouting Department

Kyle Van Noy

Report Prepared By John Harris

Kyle Van Noy Photo: SI.com


Class: Senior
Height: 6'3 1/6"
Weight: 244 lbs.
School: Brigham Young
  • First BYU Cougar to be named back-to-back All-American since 2009
  • Only FBS player with a stat in every category (2011, 2012)
  • First all-time at BYU in defensive TDs scored (5), fumbles forced (11) and QB hurries (34)
  • Third all-time in NCAA with 58.5 career TFLs
  • 2012 Poinsettia Bowl MVP - 2 defensive TDs, 1,5 sacks, 3.5 TFL, an INT, a blocked kick, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Van Noy accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  • The former Cougar does everything SO well on a football field.  Coverage, rush the edge, pursuit, you name Van Noy has it.  The Jaguars coaches got on him a bit during individual drills because they didn’t think he was flying through a drill.  It’s just that he makes it look effortless.  He made plays throughout the practice in coverage.  It’s not a surprise to me as I’ve got him in my top 15 on our TSV Big Board but I value production and intelligence more than anything.  Van Noy has all of it.
  • He finished the game Saturday with two tackles and a sack.

Combine Notes

**Combine measurements

  • 40 yard dash - 4.71 seconds
  • Bench Press - 21 reps
  • Vertical Jump - 32.5"
  • Broad Jump - 9'4"
  • 3 Cone Drill - 7.22 seconds
  • 20 yard shuttle - 4.20 seconds

**Arm/Hand Measurements

  • Arm length - 31 5/8"
  • Hand size - 9 5/8"


  • Ultra quick off the football
  • Extremely smart player - reads QB eyes when he drops in coverage
  • Just too quick for open side tackles to block him one on one in the run game
  • Impressive closing speed
  • Excellent  awareness in pass coverage - more so than any other OLB
  • Complete edge player - rushes, plays the run, drops in coverage well.


  • Must use hands to disengage
  • Can get pushed around at 235 pounds in the run game
  • Doesn't have a repository of pass rush moves
  • Few of his pressures came from scheme (move to ILB)

Film Room

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

0:26 Gets pushed off the ball by TE and wing/H-back
0:53 Takes on FB (outside arm free) then takes on pulling H-Back (again outside arm free), makes TFL
1:43 Plays man on TE, runs with fast TE on wheel route
2:47 Does the dirty work - takes on two blockers to allow ILB to be clean and make a play
3:21 Superman!
3:54 Lines up in the middle of the formation, shoots the A gap to make TFL - burst
4:52 Blocks SDSU's punt
5:23 Gets buried in the run game
6:56 Game changing play - strip sack, fumble recovery, TD - hit the grand slam - RT has no chance
7:53 Swims the tackle on inside move, gets QB pressure
8:40 Pick six to effectively end the game

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

0:31 Shows some strength in his pass rush splitting double team to nearly get to QB
1:15 Takes a risk, swims the LT on inside zone play, but it works as he comes clean for TFL
2:16 Speed creates inside opening, drives high, slaps and rips back inside - solid move for him
3:56 Sprints from backside to make tackle on opposite side of the field
4:12 Initially stoned by RT, but he somehow fights his way to QB - closing speed is, just, wow


Two way players.  Multi-sport stars.  Versatility.  I love a player that can show that he's more than a one trick pony.  There are some truly gifted physical specimens in the draft eligible class of 2014, but that's about all they are.  Yet, Van Noy is a complete player at OLB.  He rushes the quarterback from any area on the field.  He takes on double teams at the point of attack in the run game.  He can cover TE and RB on wheel routes down the sideline in man coverage.  His football IQ is higher than most.  He's the prototype 3-4 OLB that can do it all.  What he put on tape against San Diego State last year proves my point - three and a half tackles for a loss, one and a half sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, a blocked punt, an interception and two defensive touchdowns.

He does appear a bit lithe and there are times when tight ends beat him one-on-one in the run game.  He's learning some pass rush moves to get free, but he'll have to continue to work on his pass rush to be ready Day One in the NFL.

But, he does so much of everything well that he's going to be an attractive, versatile chess piece that can play inside or outside and on all three downs.