Former BYU Cougar Kyle Van Noy has been traded from the Detroit Lions to the New England Patriots.
Former second-round pick and BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy has reportedly found a new home as he is being shipped from the Detroit Lions to the New England Patriots, per multiple ESPN sources. The Lions will receive a sixth-round pick while the Patriots will also get a seventh-round pick in a future NFL Draft.
Van Noy has started seven games this year for the Lions and is slowly starting to live to be taken in the top 64 picks in the 2014 NFL Draft. This is his best season to date with 21 tackles and a pass break up. Prior to this year injuries and a lack of performance have been an issue for Van Noy’s lack of playing time. His total stats in 23 career games prior to 2016 was 11 total tackles and a sack.
This could be a great move for Van Noy as the Patriots are very much known for getting the most of players in the league, and that fact that this is Van Noy’s third year in the NFL he has yet to reach his potential. Stick him with Bill Belichick and that progression could speed multiple times over for Van Noy. Moving mid-season is rare, and difficult, in the NFL so the fruits of playing with New England may not fully pay off until he gets a full offseason with his new team.