Kyle Van Noy is ranked as one of the top linebackers in this year's NFL draft and is projected by some to be selected in the first round. A consistent and talented playmaker, he has been BYU's do-it-all defensive weapon for several years.
Which makes the loss of Van Noy a huge hurdle to leap.
While several players are capable of stepping in at weak-side linebacker, KVN's former position, it's likely that none will be quite as good. That being said, there is definite potential lying in BYU's linebacking corps. Here are a few players that could replace Van Noy.