With the 40TH PICK in the 2014 NFL draft, the DETROIT LIONS select:
KYLE VAN NOY, OLB School: Brigham Young | Conference: FBS Independents College Experience: Senior… Height/Weight: 6-3 / 243 lbs.
Quick, instinctive linebacker with excellent reaction skills. Athletic enough in coverage, showing balance and change of direction. Locates the ball quickly and provides good effort in pursuit. Impressed at the Senior Bowl with his fluidity and instincts in coverage by closing quickly to bat away multiple passes during practices. Not an elite athlete overall. A bit slow to ‘shoot his gun’ when ball carriers are running at him and relies too much on a simple bull-rush when coming off the edge. Very effective slipping into coverage or sliding past offensive linemen on his way toward a tackle behind the line of scrimmage.