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Wagner was shooting up draft boards after a solid showing at the Senior Bowl, and NFL teams seemed to be anticipating his workout results at the scouting combine. Unfortunately for Wagner - and those wishing to see more of him - he wasn't able to participate due to pneumonia. Wagner finished with a career-high 147 tackles his senior season, leading to an All-Western Athletic Conference first-team selection as a linebacker for a third straight season. He finished with seven tackles and an interception and was named the North squad's most outstanding player at the Senior Bowl, and NFL teams began to take more notice. He was being projected as high as a first-round draft pick following that game, though some experts viewed him as low as a third-rounder. However, shortly before the combine, Wagner was hospitalized with pneumonia and unable to show his talents to scouts. Still, after a full recovery, he will be high on teams' draft boards given his college performance. His overall speed is a perfect fit for an immediate contributor at the linebacker position, and he proved he can also rush the quarterback by providing four sacks in 2011. It's unclear if not being able to participate at the scouting combine will hurt his draft stock, but Wagner has all the tools to be a solid player at the NFL level.