Morning links: Van Noy a Chargers fan

April, 12, 2014
Apr 12
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Good morning. Darren Smith of The Mighty 1090 AM Radio talked with draft prospect Kyle Van Noy in this audio link.

The BYU outside linebacker is a possible target of the San Diego Chargers, and said he would love to play for San Diego if the team selects him. The Chargers worked out Van Noy at his pro day last month.

“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.”

One other interesting thing Van Noy said is he views himself as an offensive guy playing defense. Van Noy was recruited by several Division I schools as a receiver, but chose BYU because he wanted to hit people and play defense.

For a defense like San Diego that struggled to create turnovers, Van Noy’s nose for the football could come in handy. He finished with 26 career sacks at BYU, seven interceptions and 21 pass breakups.

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