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Hal Bent of Patriots Insider did a post-draft depth chart analysis for New England, and he had plenty to say about former BYU Cougars Kyle Van Noy and Harvey Langi.

Speaking of Van Noy and Shea McClellin, Bent wrote, “McClellin and Van Noy are both versatile and a full offseason and training camp should help integrate both into the defense.”

After mentioning some other candidates at linebacker, Bent looked at Langi, saying, “Langi was tied to the Patriots throughout the draft process and has the best chance of any of the undrafted free agents to make the roster. He is great against the run and also capable dropping into coverage. At BYU, he was versatile and played inside, outside and nickel linebacker as well as defensive end.”

While breaking down the secondary, two former Utes Eric Rowe and Jason Thompson were also discussed. Bent mentioned Rowe as a “likely outside cornerbacks heading into 2017,” and said, “a full offseason and training camp will help Rowe assimilate to the defensive scheme.”

As for Thompson, Bent wrote, ” (Damarius) Travis and Thompson are the most likely to compete for the strong safety position with good size. Thompson was a former college quarterback and athletic.”

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Pete Prisco of CBS Sports ranked every NFL head coach, and former BYU Cougar Andy Reid came in at No. 3 on the list.

Speaking of Reid’s career in the NFL, Prisco wrote, “He has had three losing seasons in 18 as a head coach, one of those in his first with the Eagles in 1999. He has had 11 seasons of 10 or more victories, including the past two seasons with the Chiefs.”

After talking about Reid’s struggles in the playoffs, Prisco continued, “I know he doesn’t have a ring, but he has done some amazing things, which is why he’s in this third spot, above some guys who have won rings.”

Marcus Williams a great backup plan; Bolles to the Seahawks

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated released his latest mock draft with a backup plan for each team if they miss out on the guy they really need in the first round.

Burke had Utah safety Marcus Williams as the backup plan for the Chargers if they don’t land Malik Hooker of Ohio State at the No. 7 overall pick.

Of Williams, Burke wrote, “A Day 2 steal waiting to happen, Williams is cut from the same free safety mold as Hooker — both players can track the ball like they have built-in radar.”

Garett Bolles also made the mock draft, but not as a backup plan, as Burke had him going to the Seattle Seahawks with the No. 26 pick, saying, “Bolles needs to play with more power, but he’s still a ready-made NFL starter. The Seahawks could run behind him all day.”

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Justin Rogers of The Detroit News discussed how former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy won’t point fingers at his lack of success with the Detroit Lions since moving to the New England Patriots.

Rogers wrote, “The Lions gave up on the former second-round pick and now he’s going to the Super Bowl as a key contributor on the NFL’s best scoring defense. He could gloat, he could shout, ‘I told you so,’ but he’s content to shoulder the blame for not living up to expectations in Detroit and grateful for his new life with the New England Patriots.”

Rogers then quoted Van Noy who praised many of his former coaches.

“I don’t want you to ever blame coach Caldwell because he’s a great coach,” Van Noy said. “He doesn’t get enough credit for how great a coach he is because those guys will fight for him until the death. I respect coach Caldwell. He’s one of my favorite coaches I’ve ever had. I’ll always go to bat for him.”


Keith Van Horn shares Rick Majerus quotes

Former Utah star forward, Keith Van Horn took to Twitter Monday morning to share quotes from Rick Majerus from when the two were at Utah.

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