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Sonoran Hot Reads: Paul Magloire one of top linebacker/safety hybrids in 2017 NFL Draft class

Get ready for this guy to make some serious noise

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As football continues to evolve, defenses are starting to catch up with the offenses. That includes the development of the linebacker/safety hybrid spot, and the growing importance of having a guy that can do it. Luckily for the Arizona Wildcats, they have one of the better guys in the country to fill this spot in Paul Magloire:

"Arizona's Paul Magloire could fill more of a true faux-linebacker role in a defense at 6-1, 220 pounds of pure muscle."

If he succeeds at filling this role, expect to see his name high on draft boards when the 2017 NFL Draft rolls around

- Arizona recruits Greg Johnson and Joseph Lewis were both offered by Alabama

- The Wildcats are going to an Ohio State satellite camp in mid-June. Those Arizona coaches have been extremely good at building relationships with recruits in this particular cycle

Vote for Arizona alum Heather O'Connor to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader (option No. 33)


- Arizona has offered 2017 five-star guard Lonnie Walker


- Cody Deason is back in Eugene for the first time since Oregon pulled their scholarship offer from him

- Bobby Dalbec is 78th on the latest Baseball America Top 500 draft prospects

- Utah's success in conference has been one of the biggest shocks in all of college baseball. They face Cal this weekend, who will be getting star pitcher Daulton Jefferies back


- Katiyana Mauga, Danielle O'Toole, and Mandie Perez were named first-team All-Pac-12. Mo Mercado was named second team, and Taylor McQuillin third team

Other sports

- This is a cool story on women's tennis player Samantha Czarniak

Tucson news

- The Coyotes were at TCC to officially announce the relocation of an AHL franchise to the Old Pueblo. Look for more on this from us next week. This is just one investment Rio Nuevo has made into making Downtown a great area

- It appears Prop 123 passed

- So there's a group of people that enjoys shooting paintballs at people