THURSDAY, 3:45pm: ESPN.com’s Michael Rothstein has some details on Van Noy’s contract (via Twitter). The player’s signing bonus will be worth just over $2MM, while he’s guaranteed just north of $3MM. His cap number next season will be worth a bit about $972K.
WEDNESDAY, 5:44pm: The Lions announced that they have signed second-round pick Kyle Van Noy, tweets Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com. With Van Noy in the fold, first round pick Eric Ebron is the last player left to sign, as shown in PFR’s running list.
The Lions were high on Van Noy and traded their No. 45, No. 111 (fourth round), and No. 227 (seventh round) picks to Seattle to acquire the No. 40 selection. The BYU star saw his stock rise in the weeks heading into the draft and with the Broncos and others hot on his tail, Detroit wasn’t willing to take any chances. The Ravens, Jaguars, and Falcons also met with Van Noy and some saw him as a first-round talent.
Van Noy has been praised for his instincts and his leadership ability. However, some have expressed concern about his lack of athleticism, and that could be what ultimately kept him out of the first round.