One of the most intriguing linebacker prospects in this year’s NFL draft will miss the Scouting Combine because he has pneumonia.
Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner was hospitalized Monday in Arizona with pneumonia, FOXSports.com reports. Wagner’s agent, Kenny Zuckerman, said Wagner was not cleared to travel to Indianapolis but should be out of the hospital by the weekend and fully recovered within a few weeks. It’s not known yet whether Wagner will participate in Utah State’s March 8 pro day.
Wagner wasn’t a big-name college player, but he followed a good senior season with an impressive showing at the Senior Bowl, and NFL.com noted this week that a good workout at the Combine would solidify his status within the first three rounds of the draft. Now Wagner won’t get the opportunity to have a good workout.
Wagner was an All-WAC selection for three straight seasons in college and had seven tackles and an interception in the Senior Bowl.