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Cardinals to work out Arizona Wildcats’ Paul Magloire

Mar 28, 2017, 2:46 PM

Arizona linebacker Paul Magloire Jr. (14) during the first half of an NCAA college football game ag...

Arizona linebacker Paul Magloire Jr. (14) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Grambling State, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Arizona Cardinals will take a look at many prospects ahead of next month’s NFL Draft, and at least one of them is in their own backyard.

University of Arizona defensive back/linebacker Paul Magloire, who led the Wildcats with 81 tackles in 2016, will have a chance to show what he can do for the Cardinals on Thursday.

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Along with 81 tackles — 51 of which were solo — Magloire notched 2.5 sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss in 2016. The previous season he posted 72 total tackles — 54 solo — along with four tackles for loss.

Yet, even though he was productive and a bright spot in what was otherwise a poor defense, Magloire was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

The 6-foot-1, 227-pound Magloire joined Arizona following a stint at Arizona Western. A safety to begin his career, he transitioned to a more linebacker-esque role as a senior.

According to his NFL.com Draft Profile, Magloire plays hard and has good instincts, but lacks athleticism, size and good speed. While not predicted to be a first-round pick like the Cardinals’ Deone Bucannon, Magloire envisions himself as a similar kind of player and was fairly productive at the collegiate level.

Prior to last season, Bucannon said he appreciates Magloire patterning his game after his unique style.

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