Nov 23, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back Tarean Folston (25) carries the ball as BYU Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy (3) attempts to tackle in the fourth quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Select Kyle Van Noy

After going offense in the first round, the Detroit Lions decided to address the defensive side of the ball early Friday, trading up to pick 40 to select Kyle Van Noy, a linebacker from BYU, who also happens to be a former teammate and roommate of Ziggy Ansah. The Lions dealt the 45th pick, 111th pick (fourth round) and 227th pick (seventh round) to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the 40th selection and a fifth round pick.

Who: Kyle Van Noy
What: Inside/Outside Linebacker
Where: Brigham Young University
When: Round 2, Pick 40
Why: Detroit has badly needed a player who can play outside linebacker, and especially one that can heat up the opposing quarterback in the process. Van Noy is versatile enough to play both inside and outside, and can be a devastating rusher when playing outside, as evidence by the fact that he collected 70 tackles (17.5 for loss), four sacks and seven pass breakups in 2013. Comfort also plays in, given Van Noy and Ansah are friends.

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