Everyone jokes that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is able to squeeze water from a rock and how he’s able to capitalize on the skill sets of players that failed to emerge or succeed with another franchise. Belichick loves to take talented castoffs and provide them with the necessary role and support to allow them to thrive.
Linebacker Kyle Van Noy is one obvious example. The Detroit Lions drafted Van Noy in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Van Noy was an edge defender in college, notorious for racking up huge plays around the line of scrimmage.