Bobby Wagner, OLB

School: Utah State  |  Conference: WAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Ontario, CA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 241 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
4942
Selected 2nd Rnd
Seattle Seahawks
47th Pick Overall
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04/30/2012 - Schneider addressed the reason for Seattle selecting eight defensive players in this year's draft, saying most times when Seattle made a selection the best players available were on the defensive side of the ball. In the last three years, 20 of the 28 players Seattle has selected have been defensive players. "It's not anything where we don't like the offensive players," Schneider said. "It's just the way the draft has fallen. Every time we've been ready to pick we've had better defensive players; not all the time, but the majority of it." Furthermore, Seattle has addressed a lot of its needs offensively through free agency or trade, including quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn, running back Marshawn Lynch, running back Michael Robinson, tight end Zach Miller and receiver Sidney Rice. So the Seahawks have looked to balance that out by selecting defensive players in the draft. - The Sports Xchange

04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Seahawks' picks: Round 2/47 - Bobby Wagner, MLB, 6-0, 241, Utah State...Wagner adds speed to the linebacker position and brings versatility, with the ability to play both inside and outside. He'll compete for the starting middle linebacker job left vacant by the departure of David Hawthorne in free agency. - The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - LB Bobby Wagner, Utah State -- A four-year starter, two-year captain and three-time All-WAC honoree, Wagner can be called short, but he's not small. He packs power, and tracks to the sideline, including 147 tackles as a senior. Wagner plays much larger (6-0, 241) and uses that effectively to tackle anybody with the audacity to be in his vicinity with a football, which should make him a fan favorite in Seattle.

04/12/2012 - Utah State middle linebacker Bobby Wagner has visited the Ravens. Wagner has also visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers. The four-year starter, two-time captain and three-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection has several upcoming visits, a total of 15 meetings with NFL teams. Wagner was voted the Most Outstanding Player on the North squad during the Senior Bowl with seven tackles, one for a loss and an interception and is graded as a solid second-round draft prospect. The 6-foot, 241-pounder made an excellent recovery from a bout with pneumonia that required hospitalization and prevented him from participating in the NFL scouting combine. Wagner ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 and 4.47 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout where he also had a 39 1/2 inch vertical leap and an 11-foot broad jump. He bench pressed 25 pounds 24 times, also registering a 7.09 in the three-cone drill and an 11.72 in the 60-yard shuttle. The Eagles, Ravens and St. Louis Rams all sent linebackers coaches to Wagner's Pro Day. Wagner recorded a career-high 147 tackles as a senior with four sacks and two interceptions. Wagner has started at all three linebacker positions and is known as an aggressive tackler who's relentless and athletic in pursuit. He had 20 tackles in one game against Louisiana Tech and 18 tackles against Colorado State. Wagner finished his career with 446 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks, 29 1/2 tackles for losses, three fumble recoveries and four interceptions. As a junior, he had 133 tackles, eight for losses, a half-sack and one forced fumble. As a sophomore, Wagner was named all-conference and had 115 tackles, seen for losses, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. -- The Spots Xchange

04/09/2012 - 2012 NFL COMBINE MEDICAL RECHECK: LB Bobby Wagner, Utah State (6-0, 241): Unlike most of the others on this list, Wagner hasn't undergone recent surgery and performed well the past two times scouts have seen him -- earning Most Outstanding Player on the North Team for his effort during the Senior Bowl and blowing up his March 29 pro day workout. He wasn't able to attend the combine due to a bout with pneumonia that required hospitalization, however, and thus is heading to Indianapolis as a precautionary measure. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

04/07/2012 - South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore, Stanford offensive tackle Jonathan Martin and Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner are among the draft prospects who visited the Browns this week, league sources told the Beacon Journal on Friday. Teams are allowed to host 30 national prospects for pre-draft visits. In addition to the aforementioned players, the following prospects also have reportedly visited the Browns or are scheduled to do so: Alabama running back Trent Richardson; Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon; Southern California offensive tackle Matt Kalil; Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright; Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David; Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley; Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden; Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill; Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins; Louisiana State cornerback Morris Claiborne; Louisiana State defensive tackle Michael Brockers; West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin; Virginia Tech running back David Wilson; California offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz; Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd; Boise State running back Doug Martin; and Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus, an Akron native and Garfield High School graduate. - Nate Ulrich, The Akron Beacon Journal

04/05/2012 - 04/05/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT RISER: Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah State: After a strong week in Mobile at the Senior Bowl (named North Team's Most Outstanding Player), Bobby Wagner looked to carry that momentum to the Combine, but was a late scratch because of Pneumonia. The illness kept him in a hospital bed for a week, holding back his training. However, Wagner was finally able to work out for scouts last week, running his 40-yard dash in the high 4.4s and low 4.5's -- times that would have ranked him among the best linebackers at the Combine. He also shined in the vertical jump (39.5"), broad jump (11'), weighing in at 6-0 and 235 pounds with 33" arms. While a minor setback, the illness and time missed in Indianapolis was erased with his impressive work out and it's certainly possible he could be drafted in the top-50 picks. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

03/31/2012 - Representatives from 22 National Football League (NFL) teams watched former Utah State football players work out Friday morning in USU's second "Pro Day." In addition to scouts, three teams, the Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Baltimore Ravens, had their linebackers' coach in attendance, watching former Aggie linebacker Bobby Wagner, who missed the NFL Combine and USU's first pro day with illness. Wagner showed little signs or wear from his setback, running a 40-yard dash times of 4.46 and 4.47, as well as a 39-and-a-half inch vertical jump, an 11-foot broad jump and bench pressed 24 reps at 225-pounds. Wagner also had a 7.09 time in the three-cone pro agility drill and an 11.72 time in the 60-yard shuttle run. "It felt good, it was a big turn out. Definitely felt like there was a lot of scouts here. It felt like I did pretty good in the drills as well as the testing, so I feel pretty good about today," Wagner said. "My goals were to jump around a 40-inch vertical, broad jump at 10' 6," run 4.5 or lower. So, I definitely felt like I met those goals. I definitely felt like it was a pretty solid day." Wagner was one of eight USU former players in action, including former running back Michael Smith, who was working out for the scouts for a second time. Wagner and Smith were joined by former players linebacker Kyle Gallagher, safety Walter McClenton, offensive lineman Philip Gapelu, wide receiver Xavier Martin, defensive end/linebacker Quinn Garner and tight end Tarren Lloyd, along with Southern Utah players, safety Dion Turner and defensive end/linebacker Tyler Osborne. - Utah State football

03/31/2012 - Prepared and relaxed, Bobby Wagner did his best to impress the NFL scouts. It's safe to say he succeeded. After missing the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and Utah State's first pro day due to pneumonia, Wagner got his chance to showcase his skills Friday morning during the Aggies' second pro day. "It felt good," Wagner said. "There was a big turnout, definitely felt like there were a lot of scouts here. I felt like I did pretty well in the drills, as well as the testing. I feel pretty good about today. "... I think I was prepared for everything. I had all the time to prepare for this, so nothing caught me off guard." The 6-foot, 241-pound linebacker ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 and 4.47 seconds. "My favorite part about today was probably running the 40 and then hearing all the whispers after, so I figured I did good," Wagner said. Wagner had a vertical jump of 39.5 inches and a broad jump of 11 feet. He also completed 24 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Wagner, who is expected to be selected in the second round of the NFL draft, also had a time of 7.09 seconds in the three-cone agility drill. He ran the 60-yard shuttle in 11.72 seconds. A total of eight former Aggies took part in Friday's pro day. "The guys did a real good job, worked hard," USU strength and conditioning coach Evan Simon said. "Some guys had a second opportunity to come back and do some drills again that they felt they could've performed better on from our first pro day. "This being the first pro day for Quinn Garner and Bobby Wagner, they did a phenomenal job. A lot of pressure was on Bobby and he delivered with some great times and great jumps in the events that were pre-determined." There were 22 scouts on hand, as well as the linebackers coaches from the Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Baltimore Ravens. "It felt great just to know that they're interested," Wagner said. "I just had to perform at my best." - Wade Denniston, The Herald Journal

03/30/2012 - After being named the North Team's Most Outstanding Player in the Senior Bowl, Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner had been expected to continue his rise up draft boards with an impressive showing at the 2012 Scouting Combine. A bout with pneumonia instead landed him in an Arizona hospital and he wasn't able to perform drills for scouts until today's Pro Day workout. After an impressive all-around performance that would have ranked among the Combine's best among linebackers, his stock could once again be on the rise. Wagner showed very good speed and incredible overall explosiveness throughout the workout. He was clocked at in the high 4.4s to low 4.5s on most watches, with a low time being 4.45 seconds. That mark would have beaten Cal's Mychal Kendricks' 4.45 time at the Combine. Wagner also matched Kendricks' 39.5" vertical jump, which led all linebackers at the Combine and posted a jaw-dropping 11'0 broad jump that not only beat all linebackers tested in Indianapolis (beating Kendricks' position-best effort by five inches), it was just one inch behind the best efforts put forth at the 2012 by any prospect. Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill and Central Florida cornerback Josh Robinson recorded broad jumps of 11'1". - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/30/2012 - Having not attended the Combine, Wagner's official height, weight, arm and hand sizes were an important piece of information to scouts. The Utah State linebacker measured in at 6-0 (3/8) and 235 pounds. His arm length was 33 inches. His wingspan was 78.5 inches. Wagner's hand was measured at 9.5 inches. Wagner is currently NFLDraftScout.com's No. 6 rated outside linebacker. He finished tied for fourth in the country in total tackles this season (147) while playing middle linebacker for the Aggies and could remain at this position in the NFL. As the athleticism he demonstrated today proves, however, Wagner has the agility, speed and explosiveness to play outside in the 4-3, as well. Wagner is viewed as a likely second round pick. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/16/2012 - NFL Draft Scout Top Edge Players, OLB/DE: Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah State, 6-0, 241, 2...A four-year starter, two-year captain and three-time All-WAC honoree, Wagner can be called short, but he's not small. He packs the power of a man much larger and uses that effectively to tackle anybody with the audacity to be in his vicinity with a football. His senior year was his best, with 147 total tackles, including 67 solo, four sacks and two interceptions. His muscular build was impressive at the Senior Bowl weigh-ins, and he was hyperactive during the week of practice. But Wagner wasn't allowed to really tackle until the game, when he put on a clinic, leading everybody with seven tackles, including one for a loss, and an interception. For that he was named Senior Bowl MVP. Wagner was unable to take part in the combine because he was hospitalized in Arizona with pneumonia. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange/NFLDraftScout.com

02/23/2012 - Utah State inside linebacker Bobby Wagner was hospitalized Monday in Arizona with pneumonia, a source told FOXSports.com. Agent Kenny Zuckerman said Wagner was not cleared to travel to Indianapolis but that he will be discharged by the weekend and fully recovered within the next few weeks. Wagner's draft stock began to skyrocket after a seven-tackle, one-interception effort for the North squad in the Senior Bowl. The 6-foot, 241-pound Wagner earned All-Western Athletic Conference honors the past three seasons at Utah State. Wagner is projected as a first- or second-round pick in April's NFL Draft. Wagner was participating in pre-draft workouts in Arizona when he fell ill. One of the standout players at the 2012 Senior Bowl won't have the chance to impress NFL personnel directors again at this week's NFL Scouting Combine. - Alex Marvez, FOX Sports

02/23/2012 - Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner has been hospitalized in Scottsdale, Arizona since Monday with pneumonia and was advised by a doctor there not to travel this week for the 2012 Scouting Combine. Wagner's agent, Kenny Zuckerman, sent a doctor's note explaining as much to National Football Scouting, the group that organizes the Combine in an effort to have the news distributed to all 32 NFL teams. Wagner, who earned the North Team MVP honors wih an impressive seven tackle, one tackle for loss, one interception performance in the Senior Bowl last month, is expected to make a full recovery and be discharged "in the next few days." His performance in Mobile helped ease concerns about Wagner's ability to play inside or out in the 4-3 defense as well as inside linebacker in the 3-4 as he demonstrated athleticism, instincts and physicality. Because of this, he's been charging up draft boards as one of the 2012 draft's more versatile linebackers. Wagner, whose 446 career tackles are the most from any Western Athletic Conference defender since 1999, earned All-WAC honors after each of the past three seasons. Experienced inside and out, Wagner is gaining grades from some teams as an inside linebacker and at weakside linebacker for others. Due to his athleticism, he's currently rated as the No. 5 OLB prospect in the 2012 draft by NFLDraftScout.com. To maintain his lofty grade at OLB, Wagner may have to show scouts he has the speed to match up in coverage. It is not yet known, however, whether Wagner will be recovered sufficiently to participate in Utah State's Pro Day March 8 or if a new workout date will have to be set up. Scouts, of course, are interested to see Wagner perform in athletic drills, but like with all players, the bigger need may be for Wagner to travel to Indianapolis prior to the draft for a Combine medical "re-check" after missing the in-depth medical testing this week recovering from his illness. - NFLDraftScout.com

02/23/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT PRE-COMBINE TOP 64: 48. Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah State, 6-0, 241, 2...Four-year starter, two-year captain and three-time All-WAC, Wagner can be called short, but he don't call him small. He packs the power of a man much larger and uses effectively to tackle anybody with the audacity to be in his vicinity with a football. His senior year was his best, with 147 total tackles, including 67 solo, four sacks, and two interceptions. His muscular build was impressive at the Senior Bowl weigh-ins and he was hyper-active during the week of practice. But Wagner wasn't allowed to really tackle until the game, when he put on a clinic as he led everybody with seven tackles, including one for a loss, and an interception. - Frank Cooney - The Sports Xchange, NFL Draft Scout

01/29/2012 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL STANDOUTS: Bobby Wagner, ILB, Utah State: Like Martin, Wagner initially caught the attention of NFL scouts by showcasing a powerful build on his 6-0, 241 pound frame during Monday's weigh-in. With defenders asked not to take ball-carriers to the ground throughout the week of practice, Wagner wasn't able to wow scouts with what he does best -- tackle -- until the game. He certainly did on Saturday, anticipating and closing quickly on ball-carriers and then wrapping up cleanly to tie with South Carolina safety Antonio Allen to lead the game with seven tackles. Wagner also proved his playmaking ability, recording a tackle for loss and an interception of Weeden in the first quarter. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/23/2012 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL WEIGH-IN IMPRESSIONS: The most impressive builds of the day were sported by Utah State inside linebacker Bobby Wagner (6-0 and a 1/4, 241 pounds), Boise State running back Doug Martin (5-09, 219), Michigan defensive tacke Mike Martin (6-1 and a 1/2, 307 pounds) and Florida State linebacker Nigel Bradham (6-1 and 5/8, 237 pounds). - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/17/2011 - Scouting the Utah State run defense: Bobby Wagner is second in school history, and also in the Western Athletic Conference, for career tackles. His ability to be a ball hawk has increased this season as his teammates have done a better job of being assignment-sound. USU is still fragile at defensive line, but good offense allows the Aggies to survive it by limiting on-field time. - The Sports Xchange

12/17/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Bobby Wagner will be awfully tough to replace, but coach Gary Andersen will have to try following the bowl game. Ranked top-5 in Western Athletic Conference history for tackles, Wagner recovered the fumble that sewed up this bowl bid. He may not be taken off the field for a defensive play. - The Sports Xchange

12/07/2011 - 2011 ALL-WAC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB-Bobby Wagner, Utah State, Sr., has been selected All-WAC Conference First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted upon by the WAC's eight head coaches. Wagner, a native of Ontario, Calif. (Colony HS), led the WAC and ranks eighth in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in tackles with 11.7 per game, totalling 140 (62 solo, 78 assists) this season, moving up to No. 9 on the WAC's single-season tackles list and tying for No. 6 on USU's single-season stops list. Leading the USU defensive unit with 10.5 tackles for loss, Wagner added four sacks and also leads the Aggies with two interceptions. He also has one fumble recovery on the season. - Utah State football

09/30/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: Utah State's defense was on the field for nearly 35 minutes against Colorado State. That doesn't even include the two overtime periods. Despite that, the Aggies played well enough on defense to earn the win. "The defense played hard," said head coach Gary Andersen, whose Aggies fell to 1-2 on the season. "I've played Colorado State enough times to understand and know exactly what you're going to get. We gave up 232 yards on 75 snaps. It's good defense, but it's not good enough defense, obviously. We didn't play well enough to win the football game and there's times when the defense has to come up and win a football game. PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Bobby Wagner - Averages about 15 tackles and could be critical in making it a nightmare night for BYU sophomore quarterback Jake Heaps. The Cougars are especially bad on third down these days, so Wagner's duty will be to create as many of those as possible. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2011 - 09/07/11 DRAFT SCOUT RISER: 4. Bobby Wagner, ILB, Utah State: The Aggies put a nice scare into the defending BCS champion Auburn Tigers in The Plains, losing 42-38 after failing to recover an onside kick late in the game. Utah State's offensive line (including under-the-radar senior right guard Philip Gapelu) played very well, but Wagner's 10-tackle, including two for losses, and one-sack outing showed scouts he could stop the run between the tackles, chase down plays from behind (though he doesn't have elite speed), and even attack the quarterback when given the chance. - Chad Reuter, NFLDraftScout.com

09/02/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: How strong does Utah State think its linebackers are this year? Levi Koskan will be the first linebacker off the bench. He was the top pass rusher on the team a year ago. The group includes Bobby Wagner, a ballhawk who is pegged as the top preseason defender in the WAC. The Aggies are at least eight deep there and figure to provide pressure and pass coverage a variety of ways in coach Gary Andersen's unique schemes that he helped as an aide at Utah to defeat teams like Alabama. - The Sports Xchange

08/23/2011 - 2011 LOWE'S SENIOR CLASS AWARD CANDIDATE: Bobby Wagner, Linebacker, Utah State, is one of 30 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) student-athletes selected as a candidate for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for excellence both on and off the field. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release. Off the field, Wagner has a 2.97 cumulative GPA as an entrepreneurship major, and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2012. He earned academic all-WAC honors in 2009, and a two-year captain on the football team. Wagner is also a community favorite and he loves to visit with the fans, sign autographs and pose for pictures, in various places and locations, including the grocery store and the airport and everything in between. Wagner also goes to elementary schools to read to students, and play games with them and is also involved in youth football camps. - Utah State football

08/01/2011 - 2011 WAC PRESEASON DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MEDIA): Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner Wagner, a native of Ontario, Calif. (Colony HS) is a two-time first-team all-WAC honoree. Last season, he led the WAC and tied for seventh in the FBS with 11.1 tackles per game. He logged a total of seven double-digit tackle games, and had at least six stops in all 12 games. Additionally, Wagner added eight tackles for a loss as well as four pass breakups and one forced fumble. - WAC football

07/28/2011 - Hawaii has been picked to win the Western Athletic Conference title by media and competing coaches in a year of flux for a league down to eight schools this year. Hawaii, which finished 10-4 last season, was picked ahead of Fresno State and Nevada in both polls released Thursday at the conference's football preview in Las Vegas. Hawaii returns quarterback Bryant Moniz, who led the country in passing, total offense and touchdowns last year. Moniz has been picked by media as the WAC's preseason player of the year on offense. Fresno State and Nevada each received 11 of 41 first-place votes in the media poll, and were separated by one point overall in the coaches poll. Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner was picked as defensive player of the year. - AP Sports

07/18/2011 - 2011 BUTKUS AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Bobby Wagner, Utah State, has been selected one of 51 linebackers named to the 2011 Butkus Award Preseason Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The award is handed out annually to the top linebacker in college football. Wagner, a native of Ontario, Calif. (Colony HS) is a two-time first-team all-WAC honoree. Last season, he led the WAC and ranked tied for seventh in FBS with 11.1 tackles per game, ranking second in the WAC with 133 total tackles in 2010 season. Wagner enters his senior season nearing USU's and WAC's career tackles list, as he currently has 299 career stops, needing 22 tackles to break into the Aggies' top 10 list and 18 stop to crack the WAC's top 10. In 2010, Wagner tallied a WAC-best four 15+ tackle outings, including two 17-stop games, a 16-tackle game and a 15-tackle outing. On the season, he logged a total of seven double-digit tackle games, and had at least six stops in all 12 games. Additionally, Wagner added eight tackles for loss with half a sack, as well as four pass breakups and one forced fumble. - Utah State football

07/13/2011 - 2011 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah St., (1st Team All-WAC, 7th in nation with 133 tackles), has been selected to the Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason watch list for the 2011 college football season. Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense of defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, and linebackers who set up no father than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. This is the 42nd year that the Rotary Lombardi Award has named the nation's college lineman of the year. - The Rotary Lombardi Award Committee

07/11/2011 - 2011 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Bobby Wagner, Utah State, LB, has been selected one of 87 players named to Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's best defensive player by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. Wagner is the first Utah State player on the Nagurski Trophy Watch List since Brent Passey in 2000. Additionally, Wagner is one of three Western Athletic Conference players on the 2011 list, joined by Fresno State defensive tackle Logan Harrell and Nevada linebacker James-Michael Johnson. Wagner is the lone player from a Utah school on the list. Wagner, a native of Ontario, Calif. (Colony HS) is a two-time first-team all-WAC honoree. Last season, he led the WAC and was tied for seventh in FBS with 11.1 tackles per game, ranking second in the WAC with 133 total tackles in 2010 season. Wagner enters his senior season nearing USU's and WAC's career tackles list, as he currently has 299 career stops, needing 22 tackles to break into the Aggies' top 10 list and 18 stop to crack the WAC's top 10. In 2010, Wagner tallied a WAC-best four 15+ tackle outings, including two 17-stop games, a 16-tackle game and a 15-tackle outing. On the season, he logged a total of seven double-digit tackle games, and had at least six stops in all 12 games. - Utah State football

07/10/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: LB Bobby Wagner - One of the best tacklers in the WAC, a big year individually and perhaps as a team could raise his NFL draft stock for 2012. Has a serious nose for the ball and just needs some teammates around him who can help him better display his skill set rather than just do the dirty work himself. - The Sports Xchange

 
 
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04/30/2012 - Schneider addressed the reason for Seattle selecting eight defensive players in this year's draft, saying most times when Seattle made a selection the best players available were on the defensive side of the ball. In the last three years, 20 of the 28 players Seattle has selected have been defensive players. "It's not anything where we don't like the offensive players," Schneider said. "It's just the way the draft has fallen. Every time we've been ready to pick we've had better defensive players; not all the time, but the majority of it." Furthermore, Seattle has addressed a lot of its needs offensively through free agency or trade, including quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn, running back Marshawn Lynch, running back Michael Robinson, tight end Zach Miller and receiver Sidney Rice. So the Seahawks have looked to balance that out by selecting defensive players in the draft. - The Sports Xchange

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