Lions sign Kyle Van Noy

AP

The Lions are inching closer to having their entire draft class under contract.

The club said on its website Wednesday that it had signed second-round pick Kyle Van Noy to a four-year deal. Noy, for his part, tweeted a picture of him ostensibly signing his contract with the caption: “It’s official!!!!”

The Lions now have 7-of-8 picks signed, with first-round selection Eric Ebron the last to have yet to finalize a deal.

An outside linebacker from BYU, Van Noy could push to start as a rookie. In four collegiate seasons (2010-2013), Van Noy recorded 226 tackles, including 62 for loss. Overall, he notched 26 sacks, with 13 sacks as a junior in 2012. He also showed skill in pass coverage, breaking up 17 passes and recording seven interceptions.