I spent quite a bit of time last week listening to NFL Draft teleconferences held by the likes of ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay and Mike Mayock of the NFL Network and trying to get in a few questions about BYU All-America linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
Snippets of what the experts had to say about Van Noy and his prospects for the draft, which begins Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, can be found in this article in Monday's Tribune.
Bottom line is that No. 3 seems to have helped himself by returning for his senior season. It is quite likely that Van Noy will be selected in the second round of the draft, which will be held Friday, along with the third round. It wouldn't be a complete shocker if KVN goes in the first round, but it certainly would help his wallet. Getting picked in that round instead of the second or third could mean millions to the Reno, Nev., product.<