2014 NFL Draft Preview: Potential Risers and Fallers in tonight’s NFL Draft

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Riser – Kyle Van Noy OLB BYU

Oct 4, 2013; Logan, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy (3) during the game against the Utah State Aggies in the third quarter at Romney Stadium. Brigham Young Cougars defeated the Utah State Aggies 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

My final player I believe could rise is Kyle Van Noy from BYU. Ranked 48th on Rory’s big board, Van Noy was one of my favorite players to watch over the last two seasons. If you ever caught a game of BYU, you would notice Van Noy immediately. He is a player with good instincts and a reliable pass rusher/tackler. He is also able to run with tight ends and running backs in coverage.

Right now he is believed to be best equipped to be a 3-4 OLB, but I think if he added some bulk to his frame he could slide inside and become a MLB. That kind of versatility is not common and teams have taken notice of his skills. Do not be surprised to see Van Noy sneak into the late first round.