HONOLULU — Pro scouts are telling Al Noga, an All-America selection last year, not to worry about his football future even though his senior year at the University of Hawaii has faltered a bit.
NFL player personnel directors say that although Noga's tackles and sacks have dropped from his junior year, he hasn't been downgraded.
"We're not concerned with his numbers," says Bob Feguson of the Buffalo Bills. "The easiest way to put it is that we would love to have him."
"Tell Al not to worry," says Tom Boisture, the New York Giants' player personnel director.
The 6-1, 250-pound defensive tackle a year ago set school records for sacks, with 17, and tackles for loss, with 31.