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2017 NFL Draft results: Arizona Wildcats linebacker Paul Magloire signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers as undrafted free agent

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Magloire will have a shot to make the Bucs this offseason

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After playing for the Arizona Wildcats for two years, Paul Magloire Jr. will officially move on to the NFL. He will sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent.

“I’ve been playing football for a real long time, and I’ve been playing Madden for a real long time, and there hasn’t been a year where I haven’t created myself on the game,” Magloire said back in March. “And it’s gonna be surreal to not have to make myself, have an NFL jersey, and be on an NFL roster.”

Magloire transferred to Arizona from Arizona Western after playing all kinds of positions growing up, anything from quarterback to safety.

He enters the professional ranks as more of a hybrid linebacker. At Arizona, Magloire was originally a safety, but moved to linebacker in the early part of the 2015 season after a lot of injury attrition at that position.

That’s when his production and playing time really took off.

In 2016, after a full year of learning the linebacker position, Magloire became the team’s leading tackler, taking down 81 ball carriers in just ten games played. This also came while his playing time diminished as the coaching staff continued to try new guys in different roles as the team struggled to find itself.

Magloire was not invited to the NFL Combine, but did receive a late bid to the East-West Shrine Game, which is when he started catching the eyes of scouts around the league. It appeared he would be drafted in the late rounds, but instead will be a priority free agent in Tampa.

His Pro Day performance was the last time he was officially timed and measured, which is where these final numbers came from:

  • Height: 6’ 0.2”
  • Weight: 225 pounds
  • Arm length: 31 inches
  • 40 Yard: 4.55 seconds
  • 3-cone: 6.8 seconds
  • Vertical: 32 inches
  • Shuttle: 4.2 seconds
  • 60 yard shuttle: 11.8 seconds
  • Board Jump: 9’11”
  • Bench Press: 25 reps

And here are his stats from the past two seasons as a Wildcat:

Stats from CFB at Sports Reference

Good luck to Paul in all of his future endeavors and time will tell if we’ll see him on an NFL field next year.