11/11/2013 - TOP 10 BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF 2013: 10. (tie) Kyle Van Noy, BYU, LB: A play-making 6-3, 245-pound senior, Van Noy came up big in the Cougars win over Texas (eight tackles, one sack and five QB hurries) but he pretty much comes up big in every game BYU plays. He has a team-high 11 TFLs and is second with 46 tackles. Van Noy also has one pick-6. - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com
Strengths: Quick, instinctive linebacker with excellent reaction skills. Athletic enough in coverage, showing balance and change of direction. He locates the football quickly and provides good effort in pursuit.
Weaknesses: He is a bit slow to 'shoot his gun' when ballcarriers are running at him and relies too much on a simple bull-rush when coming off the edge.